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Phrases that annoy you

Rest in peace.

There's an alternative?

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by Anonymousreply 153January 28, 2023 11:01 PM

You got this!

by Anonymousreply 1January 23, 2023 9:54 PM

Isn't "burn in hell" an alternative?

by Anonymousreply 2January 23, 2023 9:55 PM

Back in the day

Still early days

Later days

by Anonymousreply 3January 23, 2023 9:57 PM

I love the opening of Six Feet Under....I'm more into the song rather than the saying (but I wouldn't say it annoys me.

But for me, We will get through this - bitch, you know it is not we, it is only me!

by Anonymousreply 4January 23, 2023 9:58 PM

"You got this!"

Totally agree with that one. As my cousin was dying from the cancer that riddled his body, people kept posting on Facebook "You got this!" No, he didn't. It got him.

by Anonymousreply 5January 23, 2023 10:01 PM

^ I'm careful now about what I say in those situations. I repeatedly told a friend that his husband would be okay (suffering from COVID in the hospital). Unfortunately, he died.

I want to be able to give hope but not false hope (even though I thought he would be fine....).

by Anonymousreply 6January 23, 2023 10:04 PM

R6, I'm fine with the saying if you actually mean it. But in my cousin's case, it was clear he was headed toward death within days or weeks. It just rang so hollow for people to say "you got this!"

by Anonymousreply 7January 23, 2023 10:07 PM

[quote]There's an alternative?

You'll find out, cunt.

by Anonymousreply 8January 23, 2023 10:08 PM

He's Satan's poke toy now.

by Anonymousreply 9January 23, 2023 10:10 PM

Let's do this.

Hear me out.

Pick your brain.

by Anonymousreply 10January 23, 2023 10:10 PM

Let’s roll.

by Anonymousreply 11January 23, 2023 10:13 PM

Living my best life.

by Anonymousreply 12January 23, 2023 10:23 PM

R7, at that point, it's cruel...

by Anonymousreply 13January 23, 2023 10:33 PM

R8, what does that even mean?

by Anonymousreply 14January 23, 2023 10:37 PM

R14 has made the mistake of attempting to read DL without an eldergay dictionary.

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by Anonymousreply 15January 23, 2023 10:39 PM

My folks taught me to bang on the radiator with my spoon.

by Anonymousreply 16January 23, 2023 10:45 PM

I *hate* "you do you". It's condescending and what fuck else am I gonna do?? Certainly not YOU!

by Anonymousreply 17January 23, 2023 10:46 PM

R17 you do you.

by Anonymousreply 18January 23, 2023 10:47 PM

"Work smarter not harder" - this can mean a few things, all annoying. It could be someone calling you a dumbass. If you deserve that, fine. But most don't.

What is also usually means is, "I don't have time to problem solve this situation for you and/or no ideas, so good luck and G*d bless. You're fucked. Thoughts and prayers!"

by Anonymousreply 19January 23, 2023 10:48 PM

"Speaks to" as in "this speaks to..." It sounds awkward and inelegant.

by Anonymousreply 20January 23, 2023 10:48 PM

"You do you"

"Not that deep"

"Rest in power"

"Opportunity to shine"

"Stretch goal"

"All hands on deck"

"Divide and conquer"

The last four primarily as work manager-speak.

by Anonymousreply 21January 23, 2023 10:49 PM

[quote]R17 you do you

Thanks!! You do hari kari! 🤗

by Anonymousreply 22January 23, 2023 10:52 PM

"Keep them in your Thoughts and Prayers"

by Anonymousreply 23January 23, 2023 10:54 PM

"No Problem"

by Anonymousreply 24January 23, 2023 10:59 PM

Lester Holt --> "... (reporter) has late details."

Late details?!

by Anonymousreply 25January 23, 2023 11:03 PM

She found agency to fight back

by Anonymousreply 26January 23, 2023 11:04 PM

R23 Or variations of "sending good thoughts/prayers" to people in financial need. Send them a little money or STFU, geez.

by Anonymousreply 27January 23, 2023 11:05 PM

I automatically deduct 40 IQ points from anyone who says any form of “love on.”

by Anonymousreply 28January 23, 2023 11:13 PM

"My preferred pronouns are..."

by Anonymousreply 29January 23, 2023 11:20 PM

[quote]"Not that deep"

Why I never heard this in all my life.

by Anonymousreply 30January 23, 2023 11:30 PM

R17, you’re cute as hell.

You really are!

by Anonymousreply 31January 23, 2023 11:31 PM

Easiest decision in the history of decisions.

by Anonymousreply 32January 23, 2023 11:35 PM

"Ooey gooey" and "Crispy crunchy"

by Anonymousreply 33January 23, 2023 11:39 PM

R17, condescending is kind of the point of it.


by Anonymousreply 34January 24, 2023 12:01 AM

R34 "You do you" always sounded like childish masturbatory narcissism to me.

by Anonymousreply 35January 24, 2023 12:12 AM

"Have a blessed day."

by Anonymousreply 36January 24, 2023 12:30 AM

"President Donald Trump"

by Anonymousreply 37January 24, 2023 12:35 AM

Keep being you

That means keep being a whore and take our medicine

by Anonymousreply 38January 24, 2023 12:35 AM

Rest in Piece

by Anonymousreply 39January 24, 2023 12:37 AM

Let's unpack this

by Anonymousreply 40January 24, 2023 12:39 AM

It is what it is

by Anonymousreply 41January 24, 2023 12:40 AM

I'd like to speak to the manager

by Anonymousreply 42January 24, 2023 12:40 AM

"That's not okay." Used in a sentence, "I could tell he was undressing me with his eyes and that's not okay!" It sounds childish and hysterical. Also, "the N-word." I don't want people to say the actual word, but how about racial slur? Everyone would understand what was said. It's how adults speak to little kids who say a swear word or something. "Now, Johnny (who just said ass), we don't use the A-word; we say behind." It's especially ridiculous when you read it in a news article, or an anchor says it.

by Anonymousreply 43January 24, 2023 12:46 AM

"I am reclaiming my ... " whatever that is.

by Anonymousreply 44January 24, 2023 4:45 AM

"I said all of that to say _____."

Should have just been concise from the start!

by Anonymousreply 45January 24, 2023 4:54 AM

I'm a little glad when I hear someone use those bs phrases like "you got this" and "agency". I immediately know that I don't like that person, can't hang out with them and will do everything I can to avoid them in the future. It helps weed out the assholes in this world. I don't give second chances.

by Anonymousreply 46January 24, 2023 4:55 AM

Whenever I hear "thoughts and prayers" I think of the datalounger whose comment revealed the real truth underlying the platitude. (The first line was the thread title):

Terrified Utah hiker films cougar stalking him

If he's hot then someone save him! If he's ugly then thoughts and prayers.

by Anonymousreply 47January 24, 2023 12:32 PM

R47 If he's ugly, who cares?

by Anonymousreply 48January 24, 2023 12:33 PM

Read for filth.


by Anonymousreply 49January 24, 2023 12:41 PM

Although I have used this phrase as well, one that I find particularly irksome and pointless is, "It is what it is."

by Anonymousreply 50January 24, 2023 12:58 PM

She's the cuntiest cunt who ever cunted.

by Anonymousreply 51January 24, 2023 12:59 PM

He’s resting comfortably

by Anonymousreply 52January 24, 2023 1:05 PM

You need to get out of your

Comfort Zone

by Anonymousreply 53January 24, 2023 1:06 PM

Hot 🥵 under the collar

by Anonymousreply 54January 24, 2023 1:07 PM

Macaroni and Cheese 🧀- notice I say it properly


by Anonymousreply 55January 24, 2023 1:11 PM

Yas Kween!

by Anonymousreply 56January 24, 2023 1:11 PM

Circle back to

by Anonymousreply 57January 24, 2023 1:16 PM

Reach out and circle back

by Anonymousreply 58January 24, 2023 1:20 PM

Teamwork makes the dream work.

I imagine a group of co-workers killing the person who says it so the phrase becomes true.

by Anonymousreply 59January 24, 2023 1:23 PM

2 in the ass is better than 2 in the bush…. Oh wait. I like that phrase.

by Anonymousreply 60January 24, 2023 9:37 PM

Oh, dear as in the DL meme.

How lovely for you, you get to leisurely sit on your wide ass, lazily rolling your pencil in your hand, while perusing DL with your head tilted to the side. Some of us are posting while busy living our lives and do not have time to make sure spelling and grammar are correct before hitting "post". Also, some of us often fall victim to dreaded autocorrect and do not realize the mistake- which is quite out of our control- until one of you self-important cunts type "Oh, dear!". Even I am not that picky!

by Anonymousreply 61January 24, 2023 9:43 PM

You take it way too seriously, r61.

Remember, this site is based and founded on pointless bitchery. You have to read it as a schoolmarm off in the corner with her shawl and glasses with the chain, tsk tsk-ing. I find it hilarious.

I also look at it as an opportunity to learn as I’ve been taught many things by getting an “oh, dear!”

by Anonymousreply 62January 24, 2023 9:49 PM

[quote]some of us often fall victim to dreaded autocorrect and do not realize the mistake- which is quite out of our control

Autocorrect isn't out of your control at all. Just turn it off.

by Anonymousreply 63January 24, 2023 9:50 PM

“I appreciate you” instead of just “thank you.”

by Anonymousreply 64January 24, 2023 10:30 PM

Honestly, I kind of like that. It’s relatively new.

by Anonymousreply 65January 24, 2023 10:52 PM

"Shut the fuck up!" I heard it all through my childhood, schooling and now at work.

by Anonymousreply 66January 24, 2023 10:57 PM

I can speak "to" that topic.

by Anonymousreply 67January 24, 2023 11:03 PM

There there

by Anonymousreply 68January 25, 2023 1:14 AM

"Pussy Cow!"

by Anonymousreply 69January 25, 2023 1:15 AM

Color me (fill in the blank)

by Anonymousreply 70January 25, 2023 1:39 AM

There’s no there there

by Anonymousreply 71January 25, 2023 1:39 AM

[quote]There's an alternative?

I'll see to it you learn the answer to that question, OP.


by Anonymousreply 72January 25, 2023 1:40 AM

I was today years old when I found out -fill in the blank.

by Anonymousreply 73January 25, 2023 2:27 AM

Oooh that one annoys me too, R73. It was amusing the first or second time. But now make it stop.

by Anonymousreply 74January 25, 2023 2:30 AM

"Thoughts & Prayers™".

Ludacris. Especially from the braindead christians.

They might as well just say - "we don't give a fuck so just go and fuck yourself".

At least be honest.

by Anonymousreply 75January 25, 2023 2:41 AM

Bone broth. Those two words together make me gag. When did people stop saying soup?

by Anonymousreply 76January 25, 2023 2:48 AM

“Your pussy stinks!”

by Anonymousreply 77January 25, 2023 2:50 AM

Never once in my lifetime have I heard anyone say "bone broth" R76.

by Anonymousreply 78January 25, 2023 2:56 AM

Be Best

by Anonymousreply 79January 25, 2023 2:57 AM

I haven’t either, r78.

by Anonymousreply 80January 25, 2023 3:09 AM

“Bone broth”

by Anonymousreply 81January 25, 2023 3:13 AM

Bone broth is a specific thing, though, not just soup or even just broth.

My contribution was sparked by the Lester Holt one above. It's started to get on my nerves that news writers always say, "[So and so] did not immediately respond to a request for comment." It sounds imperious, and what purpose does "immediate" serve, anyway? It's fine without it. It should be understood that they mean "before we printed this story. "

by Anonymousreply 82January 25, 2023 4:40 AM

Bone broth is what the "mouthfeel" people say instead of chicken broth or chicken stock etc. What they mean is stock.

by Anonymousreply 83January 25, 2023 5:41 AM

That said

by Anonymousreply 84January 25, 2023 5:49 AM

This may be of interest.

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by Anonymousreply 85January 25, 2023 6:01 AM

"Having said that..." No one seems to truly use it properly.

by Anonymousreply 86January 25, 2023 11:18 AM

"As a _____," I've also ___

Example: As a doctor, I've also noticed that some cars are unsafe.

As someone who has traveled, I can assure I know more than you about airports.

by Anonymousreply 87January 25, 2023 11:19 AM

"It's Britney, bitch"

by Anonymousreply 88January 25, 2023 11:20 AM

Sorry for your loss

by Anonymousreply 89January 25, 2023 11:41 AM

[quote] Ludacris. Especially from the braindead christians.

Oh dear

by Anonymousreply 90January 25, 2023 12:41 PM

I thought "bone broth" was a nice way to say sucking cock.

by Anonymousreply 91January 25, 2023 12:43 PM

With all due respect.....

by Anonymousreply 92January 25, 2023 1:05 PM

It's a nice way of saying "I can't cook".

by Anonymousreply 93January 25, 2023 1:07 PM

My heart ❤️ goes out to you.

by Anonymousreply 94January 25, 2023 1:30 PM

Be that as it may

by Anonymousreply 95January 25, 2023 1:31 PM

My truth.

by Anonymousreply 96January 25, 2023 1:57 PM

"Love yourself." It's stupid and egomaniacal. I don't "love myself", but I take care of and respect myself.

by Anonymousreply 97January 25, 2023 2:04 PM

"My guy"


"My man"

by Anonymousreply 98January 25, 2023 2:06 PM

My #1 is "have a blessed day" especially when uttered by retail workers. BITCH, YOU DON'T GIVE A FAT RAT'S ASS IF I HAVE A BLESSED DAY".

by Anonymousreply 99January 25, 2023 2:14 PM

"If you will..."

If you will da** what?

Thank you Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel for helping to propagate that nonentity of a phrase into the general lexicon about 15 years ago. He is the foremost example that comes to mind from the era of when that worthless bit of nothingness was pushed into more widespread use.

by Anonymousreply 100January 25, 2023 2:24 PM

Dat’s da suck job!

by Anonymousreply 101January 25, 2023 2:29 PM

'You need to...¨

This always reads as a scold to me. Unless it's properly a warning or command, it'ß almost always the wrong way to say something:

WRONG: 'You need to wait to put your things on the check out counter until I finish with this lady." (Here PLEASE is the correct substitute for YOU NEED TO.)

CORRECT: 'You need to step back. Stick your finger in my face one more time and I will lay you down like a sack of dirt.' (Well, okay then.)

by Anonymousreply 102January 25, 2023 2:46 PM

My uppity former Chief Management Analyst would make me cringe with all her clichéd phrases:

"Please be mindful of..."

"It would behoove you to..."

"Let's take this offline."

"Let's circle back on that."

"Let's table this for the next meeting."

by Anonymousreply 103January 25, 2023 3:43 PM

Just be yourself. Terrible advice. What if yourself sucks?

by Anonymousreply 104January 25, 2023 7:18 PM

“Sorry for your loss.” It’s so cold and impersonal.

by Anonymousreply 105January 25, 2023 7:23 PM

Sorry your fat n ugly wife died

Hee hee

by Anonymousreply 106January 25, 2023 7:25 PM

Ass eaters anonymous

by Anonymousreply 107January 25, 2023 7:40 PM

Ugh. Can you imagine listening to r107's fifth step?

by Anonymousreply 108January 25, 2023 8:36 PM

Sexual “preference.”

It’s not a preference, it’s an orientation. How many times do we have to tell you people?


by Anonymousreply 109January 25, 2023 9:00 PM

Be that as it may

by Anonymousreply 110January 25, 2023 11:37 PM

At the end of the day...

Good god some people use it in every sentence.

"It's difficult but at the end of day it has to get done. I'm trying but at the end of the day it's whether it works or not. But what matters at the end of the day.....

by Anonymousreply 111January 25, 2023 11:56 PM

At the end of the day, R111 thought he needed to explain "at the end of the day."

by Anonymousreply 112January 26, 2023 12:03 AM

‘Change the narrative’ has gotten so overused in the past couple of years I can’t stand it anymore.

by Anonymousreply 113January 26, 2023 1:45 AM

"Would you like fries with that?"

Bitch, look at me. I haven't seen or felt my toes in years. YES, obviously YES!

by Anonymousreply 114January 26, 2023 12:53 PM

Decolonize [insert subject area].

by Anonymousreply 115January 26, 2023 1:35 PM

No worries 😉

by Anonymousreply 116January 26, 2023 1:42 PM

Thoughts and prayers.

by Anonymousreply 117January 26, 2023 1:43 PM

“Begs the question”, because it’s so often incorrectly used to mean “raises the question” that the incorrect usage is now being accepted as a correct usage.

Dumb people are dumb because they’re dumb.

by Anonymousreply 118January 26, 2023 1:45 PM

If what you did, r118, was "beg the question," I can see how the alternate usage took over.

by Anonymousreply 119January 26, 2023 6:09 PM

Just the other day in a NY Times headline I saw “begs the question” being used to mean “raises the question.” WTF is wrong with people??

by Anonymousreply 120January 26, 2023 6:45 PM

Please do not hesitate as in please do not hesitate to contact us. Now, should I or should I not contact them? I'm hesitating. Please.

by Anonymousreply 121January 26, 2023 9:24 PM

[quote] “Begs the question”, because it’s so often incorrectly used to mean “raises the question” that the incorrect usage is now being accepted as a correct usage.

This begs the question: what DOES it mean then?

by Anonymousreply 122January 26, 2023 11:05 PM

R121 is far reaching

by Anonymousreply 123January 26, 2023 11:23 PM

I hate when people say “I cannot with you” or ‘I can’t even”.

by Anonymousreply 124January 26, 2023 11:48 PM

Maybe ask R119, R122. They don’t seem to like my example, so they likely have a better one.

I think the point is folks shouldn’t use this phrase because 1) they think it means something else and 2) they likely don’t often encounter, or can’t identify, the logical fallacy it’s meant to describe.

The phrase, and some words, develop “new” definitions due to chronic misuse, a little sad. But maybe that’s the way of the word.

by Anonymousreply 125January 27, 2023 1:50 AM

[quote]I think the point is folks shouldn’t use this phrase because 1) they think it means something else and 2) they likely don’t often encounter, or can’t identify, the logical fallacy it’s meant to describe.

I'll take option 2. I don't think I have ever heard "begs the question" used in any other way than the one against which you rail, except when it pops up like this in a Datalounge thread. And the examples given tend to be meaningless to me, because when would I ever say, or even think, something like "dumb people are dumb because they’re dumb," let alone analyze it in terms of question begging?

I guess I'm just another dumb person.

by Anonymousreply 126January 27, 2023 2:02 AM

I don’t disagree R126.

I gave a simplistic example of the logical fallacy (which folks can’t usually identify by name, but know one when they see one), but if you can replace “begs the question” in a sentence with the phrase “raises the question” and not change the meaning of the sentence, you can be pretty sure it’s being used in the way not originally intended.

by Anonymousreply 127January 27, 2023 2:21 AM

Oh wait R126, I wasn’t agreeing you were another dumb person, but with the part about examples and analyzing and whatnot.

by Anonymousreply 128January 27, 2023 2:24 AM

Oh, thank you, r128. I figured you were talking about the examples and what not.

by Anonymousreply 129January 27, 2023 2:26 AM

Starting a response with ‘I mean…’

For example, you’re asked your favorite color and you reply, “I mean, it’s blue.”

Drop the I mean. It’s pointless.

by Anonymousreply 130January 27, 2023 2:59 AM

"You know what I'm saying?" after every other sentence.

by Anonymousreply 131January 27, 2023 5:54 AM

"No worries"

by Anonymousreply 132January 27, 2023 5:58 AM

[quote] [So and so] did not immediately respond to a request for comment." It sounds imperious, and what purpose does "immediate" serve, anyway?

IMO, it means that the reporter emailed or left a voice mail for someone, but didn’t give them much time to respond before the reporter published his/her story.

The opposite would be: “X did not respond to repeated requests for comment over the last 30 days.”

by Anonymousreply 133January 27, 2023 6:09 AM

Going forward

by Anonymousreply 134January 27, 2023 10:41 AM

“It’s been a minute” for “It’s been awhile.”

by Anonymousreply 135January 27, 2023 1:06 PM

"Having said that..." is also often misused.

by Anonymousreply 136January 27, 2023 1:08 PM

[quote] “Sorry for your loss.” It’s so cold and impersonal.

Yes, r105, and it’s also lazy repetition of sub-par tv series speech. Nobody offers condolences any more, they’re just sorry for someone’s loss.

by Anonymousreply 137January 27, 2023 1:35 PM

^ Isn't that what the police and the military say? Or is it just in movies.

by Anonymousreply 138January 27, 2023 2:48 PM

^ It’s movies and lazy TV-speak, and it’s now completely replaced “My condolences”.

by Anonymousreply 139January 27, 2023 3:18 PM

[quote]“It’s been a minute” for “It’s been awhile.”

Saying awhile when someone means a while.

by Anonymousreply 140January 27, 2023 3:35 PM

I will normally say "may his/her soul rest in peace".

Seems a little more heartfelt.

by Anonymousreply 141January 27, 2023 3:56 PM

May your legs grow old and withered like an olive branch.

by Anonymousreply 142January 27, 2023 7:46 PM

"To be honest..."

by Anonymousreply 143January 27, 2023 7:56 PM

I hate it when people start every sentence with “yeah.” Especially the sentence “yeah, no.”

by Anonymousreply 144January 28, 2023 3:29 AM

Agree r144. I hate that.

by Anonymousreply 145January 28, 2023 4:09 AM


by Anonymousreply 146January 28, 2023 4:12 AM

Not a phrase, but I don’t like when adults say “icky” or “tummy” unless they’re talking to a kid.

by Anonymousreply 147January 28, 2023 1:52 PM

To be fair…

by Anonymousreply 148January 28, 2023 2:05 PM

Adulting . For example, adulting is hard.

Or ‘I can’t adult today’

So stupid

by Anonymousreply 149January 28, 2023 5:29 PM

To answer OP's question, yes, the phrase (a phrase I'm not defending) implies reference to this vale of tears and the person's freedom from earthly troubles, especially if they had a hard life. Thus, may their weary soul now rest in peace rather than wandering the earth seeking justice. Or reliving past traumas or whatever. Y'know, as they do.

by Anonymousreply 150January 28, 2023 5:46 PM


by Anonymousreply 151January 28, 2023 6:31 PM

“Toxic” this and that.

by Anonymousreply 152January 28, 2023 8:51 PM

"Telling stories" with data, presentations, etc in the workplace. PLEASE stop saying that shit

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