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

Tide1986

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Server: "What are we having for dinner?"

My unspoken response accompanied by a momentary blank stare: "I don't know what you're having, but I know you've not been invited to dine with us."
 

crimsonaudio

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Server: "What are we having for dinner?"

My unspoken response accompanied by a momentary blank stare: "I don't know what you're having, but I know you've not been invited to dine with us."
Reminded me of another of my pet peeves - when a waiter / waitress asks "Are you still working on that?" while trying to ascertain if i'm finished with my meal.

Working on that?

Goodness.
 

GrayTide

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In the spirit of "complete transparency" so often used by politicians who are always telling the truth. :rolleye2:

Another one of late "political operatives". Sounds sinister, oh wait they are.
 

LA4Bama

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In the spirit of "complete transparency" so often used by politicians who are always telling the truth. :rolleye2:

Another one of late "political operatives". Sounds sinister, oh wait they are.
Similar meaningless expression:

So-and-so "does not reflect the values of our institution."
 

CullmanTide

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Reminded me of another of my pet peeves - when a waiter / waitress asks "Are you still working on that?" while trying to ascertain if i'm finished with my meal.

Working on that?

Goodness.
I had a waitress at Cracker Barrel say that to me once as she was reaching for my plate. I was pretty hungry that day and wasn't finished. I told her "Be careful or you might draw back a nub".
 

Bazza

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I had a waitress at Cracker Barrel say that to me once as she was reaching for my plate. I was pretty hungry that day and wasn't finished. I told her "Be careful or you might draw back a nub".
Instead of "nub" it was "bloody stump" when my dad shared that phrase with us back in the 60's.

He got a big kick out of that. Was a stickler for proper etiquette. Used to also use the phrase "the King's English" when critiquing those who revert to using curse words while communicating.
 

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