Words and Phrases That Are Like Fingernails on a Chalkboard to You

dvldog

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If we all can be proactive, we can cut out each and every one of these. At the end of the day, this will greatly affect our lives in a positive manner. Trust me on this.
 

rolltide_21

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*Hisself

"He's going to help hisself a lot." My wife uses this word, and I've tried to explain to her that "hisself" is not a word.
 
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mikes12

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One thing that bugs me is when someone is having an argument and cannot formulate a point, so instead commences to repeat a word or phrase over and over again, usually shouting it. "Whatever! Whatever! Whatever! . . . Whatever! Whatever!" Seeing two people do this to each other, while both seemingly thinking whoever speaks last wins, is excruciating.
 

Wilson Monroe

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Not necessarily a word, but I cannot stand it when someone uses a rising pitch or an added "-uh" on the final word in every sentence they utter. It seems to be an issue with young women more so then young men. I have seen it sneaking across the gender barrier a bit more lately.
 

Relayer

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Two things:

"Awesome" when used to describe the most mundane of accomplishments (which seems to be the usage more often that not). "I have finished cleaning my comb." "Awesome!"

Reflexive pronoun misuse, specifically, "myself." "When you have completed your test please hand it to Mr. Howard or myself." No, no, NO!! Please hand it to Mr. Howard or ME!! An awful lot of educated people make this mistake and it really makes me cringe.
 
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MattinBama

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One word that I think was created in my generation was "Rad" (RADical). I think that word was left there to. I NEVER hear it used.
I hear it from time to time but I think mostly it is used with a bit of sarcasm involved. I would say ironically but some people don't like that either.
 

CrimsonTheory

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Millennials.
Irregardless (as mentioned already)
"I'll tell you what........" then they don't finish the statement.
Sport fan base with self-nickname, ala Best fans in baseball (St. Louis) or "America's Team" (ie Cowboys).
cowinky-dinky instead of coincidence.
"Remember when...." used by a kid. (ANd by a kid anybody under my age, which is 36. Yes, I know to some on this board, I would still classified as a "kid", but I'm talking a kid, not shaving yet, kid.)
Youtube star. Like being a youtube star is a legitimate thing. That is on par with being a reality tv show star, ala The Kardashians.
"As if."
 

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