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Sounds like a plan.....

Postby ricko » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:21 pm

OK, just for jollies, what cliche/overused phrases at work (or anywhere) do you think should be retired?  I'll start.

"Sounds like a plan"

"Think outside of the box"

"That [fill in the blank] really pops"

"We need to transition to..."

Any phrase with "fruition" in it.

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Postby jessep28 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:46 pm

Paradigm shift
Drill down
Results Oriented
Team Player
Mission statement
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Postby S33 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:39 pm

Any Jersey Shore reference (smooshing, GTL, etc)
The arbitrary # sign before comments (non twitter related)
Bruh or Brah in place of "Bro"
People who insert numbers into words like it's some sort of literary shortcut. (H8 for Hate, etc)
"No pun intended" (stop insisting upon yourself)
As mentioned above, "Think outside the box". The phrase should have retired in the closet with the rest of Mr. Rogers' sweaters.
"It's all good"
"Let's touch base"
"Everything happens for a reason" (no, not everything happens for a particular reason)
Pardon my French" (you aren't and don't know how to speak French, nor any other foreign language)

They're not all phrases, but they are annoying. That's all I have for now, I can go on forever.

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Postby Linkin5 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:39 pm

I love when old people say "is that a fact?" makes me laugh every time.

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:44 pm

Ha, I was definitely going to add "let's touch base." I could also file "Just shoot me an e-mail" under that same category.

Also, people who say "I know, right?!" when they agree with something. It's like, yes, right. I just said that. You don't need to ask "right?" Just say, "I know" or "I agree."

In terms of the planning world, the term "framework" gets thrown around way too much.
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Postby almighty_tuna » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:45 pm

Let's make [insert year here] our best year ever

Anything that has to do with "synergy"

"I'd like to echo what [insert name] said..."

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Postby S33 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:47 pm

I'm seeing a pattern, it's a bunch of white collar office jargon; excuse me while I shoot my face off.

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Postby GetUrban » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:15 pm

"ties it all together"

"just for $hit$ and giggles"

"gone viral"

"I could care less"
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He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
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Postby byrdrules » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:34 am

It is what it is.

*shudder*

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Postby Brad » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:54 am

Anything to do with "Lewis Mumford"
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Postby Big E » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:19 am

GetUrban wrote:"I could care less"


Along with:

For all intensive purposes.

Supposably.

Granite (instead of granted).

Although I think these are more irritation at stupid people saying things, as opposed to stupid things said by people.
"The above statement was not intended to be factual."

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Postby Stargazer » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:51 am

I can't believe no one has hit on... "Look..." (supposedly Obama brought us this)

and of course... "Just saying"

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Postby GetUrban » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:54 pm

I think these are already retired, but...

He was all...
and she was all..
and she was like...

David Spade should still be allowed to talk this way though, since he does it so well.

also...

Anything to do with the Wizard of Oz. Seems like everyone has to have their own references to it, which are heard every single day.

I wonder how many Wizard of Oz - themed commercials have been made?

"We're not in Kansas any more."
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He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Postby jessep28 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:16 pm

"let's expand on that a little more"
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Postby almighty_tuna » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:04 pm

Oh yeah,
"Intensive purposes"

Also, an apostrophe indicates possession. It does not make something plural. Yargh.

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:50 pm

Brad wrote:Anything to do with "Lewis Mumford"


That was out of left field. Is that supposed to be some kind of low blow?  :what:

Oh, and continuing with the topic:

People who constantly use baseball and boxing metaphors.
"The right to have access to every building in the city by private motorcar in an age when everyone possesses such a vehicle is actually the right to destroy the city."
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Postby NovakOmaha » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:32 am

almighty_tuna wrote:Oh yeah,
"Intensive purposes"

Also, an apostrophe indicates possession. It does not make something plural. Yargh.


Intents and purposes...

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Postby Omababe » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:40 am

almighty_tuna wrote:Also, an apostrophe indicates possession. It does not make something plural. Yargh.


For some reason, the use of the apostrophe for plurality seems to be more common in Omaha than in other areas. Ditto with the confusion of homophones (to/too/two, there/they're/their, etc.) in written form.

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Postby Big E » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:04 am

NovakOmaha wrote:
almighty_tuna wrote:Oh yeah,
"Intensive purposes"

Also, an apostrophe indicates possession. It does not make something plural. Yargh.


Intents and purposes...


Supposably, that was my point.
"The above statement was not intended to be factual."

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Postby HR Paperstacks » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:35 am

"That's what she said."

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Postby Brad » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:40 am

OSILayer8Support wrote:"That's what she said."


When used properly, that never gets old.
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Postby almighty_tuna » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:07 pm

NovakOmaha wrote:
almighty_tuna wrote:Oh yeah,
"Intensive purposes"

Also, an apostrophe indicates possession. It does not make something plural. Yargh.


Intents and purposes...


Yeah, that's what I'm saying; it's not 'intensive purposes' it's intents and purposes. Sorry, I didn't make my complaint clear.

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Postby S33 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:09 pm

Brad wrote:
OSILayer8Support wrote:"That's what she said."


When used properly, that never gets old.


That's what she said.

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Postby NovakOmaha » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:29 pm

almighty_tuna wrote:
NovakOmaha wrote:
almighty_tuna wrote:Oh yeah,
"Intensive purposes"

Also, an apostrophe indicates possession. It does not make something plural. Yargh.


Intents and purposes...


Yeah, that's what I'm saying; it's not 'intensive purposes' it's intents and purposes. Sorry, I didn't make my complaint clear.


I know.  I wasn't correcting as much as, well, you know.

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Postby ShawJ » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:05 pm

I'm guilty of this, but the overuse of "really?" gets old.


"I just went to the store."

"Really?"

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Postby HR Paperstacks » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:39 pm

"Your mom"

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Postby Big E » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:45 pm

Your mom.
"The above statement was not intended to be factual."

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Postby NovakOmaha » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:59 pm

ShawJ wrote:I'm guilty of this, but the overuse of "really?" gets old.


"I just went to the store."

"Really?"


Lately it seems like the words "really" and "seriously" get used or overused quite a bit.

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:08 pm

S33 wrote:
Brad wrote:
OSILayer8Support wrote:"That's what she said."


When used properly, that never gets old.


That's what she said.


Ha. Very good.
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Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:48 am

"It's what's hot" or "The hottest _______ right now" and other variations. Almost always self-proclaimed.

"Whatnot"

"You rock", "this rocks" etc.

If you've worked in retail and something doesn't scan, "oh, must be free!"

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:06 am

People who apply the term "sexy" to things that have nothing to do with sex appeal, human bodies, or sex itself. This is very common in marketing and advertising, and it's SO obnoxious.
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Postby HR Paperstacks » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:35 am

StreetsOfOmaha wrote:
S33 wrote:
Brad wrote:[quote="OSILayer8Support"]"That's what she said."


When used properly, that never gets old.


That's what she said.


Ha. Very good.[/quote]
I admit, that was pretty good.

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Postby S33 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:36 am

StreetsOfOmaha wrote:People who apply the term "sexy" to things that have nothing to do with sex appeal, human bodies, or sex itself. This is very common in marketing and advertising, and it's SO obnoxious.


You clearly missed "my strange addiction" last night. There was a guy who was in an intimate relationship with his car, "Chase". The guy was underneath the car humping the |expletive| out of it. I laughed.

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Postby byrdrules » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:08 pm

S33 wrote:You clearly missed "my strange addiction" last night. There was a guy who was in an intimate relationship with his car, "Chase". The guy was underneath the car humping the |expletive| out of it. I laughed.

That was beyond disturbing.

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Postby almighty_tuna » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:34 pm

NovakOmaha wrote:
almighty_tuna wrote:
NovakOmaha wrote:[quote="almighty_tuna"]Oh yeah,
"Intensive purposes"

Also, an apostrophe indicates possession. It does not make something plural. Yargh.


Intents and purposes...


Yeah, that's what I'm saying; it's not 'intensive purposes' it's intents and purposes. Sorry, I didn't make my complaint clear.


I know.  I wasn't correcting as much as, well, you know.[/quote]

Just sayin... ;)

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Postby Bosco55David » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:14 pm

S33 wrote:Bruh or Brah in place of "Bro"


That one drives me into a murderous rage.

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Postby cdub » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:56 am

The word 'robust' has become big it seems in recent years.

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Postby S33 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:01 am

Oh yeah... The use of "augment" and "caveat" in business talk.

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Postby jessep28 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:25 pm

Let's take this to the next level.
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Postby byrdrules » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:31 pm

jessep28 wrote:Let's take this to the next level.

That is what she said.


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