Phrases you would deep-six.

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  1. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    No offense intended towards hosts of the following, but the following are phrases that - in my opinion - cease to have any useful meaning because of overuse:

    I would tell you, but then I would have to kill you.
    Here, we work hard, and we play hard.
    [How was your weekend?] Not long enough.
    Six one, half dozen the other.
    I'm going to vote for the lesser of two evils.

    What are phrases you would pluck from our lexicon?
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    "You read my mind" ;)
     
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    I don't know. A couple of those I rather like.

    Just not my cup of tea.

    Thats the way the cookie crumbles.

    Stop making mountains out of mole hills.
     
  4. kavika411 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You are witty.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I is, I is.

    "You read my mind"?? :mad:
     
  6. kavika411 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. That phrase is overused.
     
  7. kavika411 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm confused. That's not a common phrase.
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    "I could care less."

    ...It's overused and it's wrong.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Meh, I was going to say it had it not already been said. :p

    I will add... "pee or get off the pot" or variants. Somehow I just find it really irritating. Maybe because I associate it with kind of dim-witted executives from GM who used to say it constantly, but....
     
  10. kavika411 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent. Hadn't thought of it that way.
     
  11. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    How about "eff you!" If that's the worst commonly-used insult we have in American English, we need to learn from other languages the true art of the put-down. Besides, I've never understood why the ultimate insult is simultaneously the same thing we spend much of our time trying to do with others.
     
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    I always wanted to say that to a hot girl, and have the girl reply with, "OK".
     
  13. Melrose macrumors 604

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    *snicker*

    -

    "Working hard or hardly working?" AAAHHH! I hate that!
     
  14. JNB macrumors 604

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    I create my own phrases as I travel this great land, and wait to hear if any have become part of the common lexicon. I prefer absurdist, non sequitur-style things. Keeps 'em off-balance.

    For example: When asked, "How are you doing?", I invariably reply, "Everybody I can." It's also a good way to find out if they're really paying attention.
     
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  17. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    "Nuff said." and the over used parody of "idk my bff jill" thing.
     
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    "Joe Sixpack" ... and "Maverick"


    i know i know...
     
  20. NATO macrumors 68000

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    [rant]

    I can't stand people talking about the difference between two things as a 'differential' - I've heard numerous people from North America, particular sports presenters talking about a game having a '2 goal differential'.

    it's DIFFERENCE! **DIFFERENCE** The only people who should be talking about differentials are mathematicians and engineers who are performing differential calculus, not some idiot talking about a football score

    [/rant]
     
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    Deffo a main candidate.

    "You can only do what you can do."

    "If you can finish it by close of play..."

    People at my work seem to use the words "Like" and "Oh My God" without thinking about what they're saying too.
     
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    "Every little helps."

    +2

    Doesn't it have something to do with torpedoes or depth charges?
    :confused:
     

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