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14 November 2008

Please Never Talk About that Bad Boy Again. My office mate, whenever an object is referred to[More:] it could be a car, a truck, a screw that needs tightening, a computer, a roof shingle, anything, refers to said object as "that bad boy."

I have heard this before and I am sick of it. Please never call anything a bad boy anymore, even a bad boy.

(What figures of speech are y'all sick of, lately?)
I've never heard it said aloud, but it seems to be popular in the blogoverse at the moment: 'fuckens' as a substitute for 'fucking' (e.g. "that new Fergie song is fuckens terrible").
posted by Atom Eyes 14 November | 11:03
i loathe 'going forward' which is used by nearly everyone in my office on constant repeat as a cover all band-aid in every last meeting.

'going forward we will eat our hats...'
posted by eatdonuts 14 November | 11:08
"on the same page"
posted by lysdexic 14 November | 11:41
"totes". I know lots of people say it, but it grates.
posted by gaspode 14 November | 12:44
I still have a serious grudge against the constant usage of "A perfect storm" that I seem unable to escape hearing or reading. "The situation on the ground" is getting up there too.
posted by King of Prontopia 14 November | 12:50
My bosses keep using all manner of marketing jargon and acronyms, including for our company name, and it's horribly annoying. Especially since we're trying to design a new website and they keep wanting to use the jargon and acronyms rather than normal-person words as keywords.

So they're annoying on their own, and doubly annoying because I know that I'm going to have to keep editing them out of things going forward ;-)
posted by occhiblu 14 November | 13:51
I know, right?
posted by WolfDaddy 14 November | 14:01

Actually, any of those cutesy abbreviated phrases that started in the pages of Cosmo.
posted by casarkos 14 November | 14:11
Oh wait I just thought of another one, and it's worse by far.

"Pair", as a verb, when matching up more than two things. For example, pair this cute tank with a neat skirt AND a swingy jacket AND some floaty scarves AND NO NO NO NO UR DOIN IT WRONG
posted by casarkos 14 November | 14:15
Ha! Good one casarkos!

"From a _________ perspective" or "from a _________ standpoint."

Not always wrong/senseless in a question, but becoming waaay overused.

Boss: "rb, how does this impact us from a document perspective?" I can answer that. But I cringe when someone starts a statement "From a Rules standpoint, blah blah."
posted by rainbaby 14 November | 14:23
"O snap" tends to get to me. It was cute the first time I heard it, now it makes my teeth hurt.
posted by Sil 14 November | 14:29
Any time my boss says "we need someone to step up" and do whatever, I cringe. Man, you're paying most of us minimum wage and the rest of us are already earning every penny and then some. Don't expect too much. Also, your "working from home" all the time is killing the morale of the "team."
posted by lilywing13 14 November | 16:52
How's that going for you? Not so much. As if.
posted by trinity8-director 14 November | 18:41
"And you are...?"
posted by tangerine 14 November | 18:44
I've been coming across a lot of people who are saying, "I, for one, blah blah blah" and it's really annoying the fuckens shit outta me. Who else are you speaking for when you start a sentence with "I"? Is there any chance that this "I" you speak of actually represents MORE THAN ONE? ARGH. I didn't think so...
posted by richat 14 November | 21:16

For the win.

Reinventing the wheel is an old one I hate.
posted by Riverine 14 November | 21:40
posted by tangerine 14 November | 22:39
Oxford Researchers List Top 10 Most Annoying Phrases:

('Top 10' is getting kind of annoying too.)

1 - At the end of the day
2 - Fairly unique
3 - I personally
4 - At this moment in time
5 - With all due respect
6 - Absolutely
7 - It's a nightmare
8 - Shouldn't of
9 - 24/7
10 - It's not rocket science
I am annoyed by business jargon. But then, I'm not a stakeholder.
posted by lukemeister 14 November | 23:01
1 - At the end of the day


*/listens to too many politicians giving interviews

Most of the rest of that list doesn't bug me, though #4 gets a twitch sometimes when I hear it.
posted by BoringPostcards 14 November | 23:18
That being said.


Inserting the word "like" anywhere in a sentence that it like doesn't belong.
posted by disclaimer 15 November | 11:15
I got an ad for software that "takes performance to the next level!" Is that up or down?
posted by lukemeister 21 November | 11:59
Soup Wars Attack Ads || Farding?