OH! Ooooh, ooooh! Mr. Kotter! I have another one!! Ooooh! Ooooh!
'Boss.' I ABSOLUTELY HATE this new generation referring to random people (especially ME) by the moniker 'Boss.' They use it in place of 'Sir.' In the "old days" it was bad enough that people who don't know you used and overused "Bud" or "Bub" or "Pal," but someone "Boss" is even more annoying and offensive. Especially salespeople . . . if you are addressing a customer, either don't use a moniker or refer to them as 'sir' or 'madam' [or even "ma'am"], but lose the 'boss' carp. Whenever I encounter that, I tell the offender, "Don't call me 'boss.'" I've had a couple of counter persons get all huffy, saying something like 'it's just a term of address, dude!' I tell them it's not, that since they don't know my name (and aren't going to) a term of address is 'sir.' One of them got surly with me, and made the roll-eyes and smirk maneuver with his cohorts. I told him, if I was his boss, he'd never treat a customer disrespectfully like that again.
The stupid phrase I most dislike and find ALWAYS to be the most repugnant example of dysfunctional spoken triteness is "It is what it is." What the H#11 does that really mean? Can't you competently articulate anything intelligent? You have to resort to 'It is what it is?' I had to work with a mental midget a few years who could hardly speak beyond that degree of intellectual acuity. Barfff.
A distant second is the term "meh." Really? Trying to speak or spell out a shrug? Again, much like above. Can't figure out how to express yourself?Gimmme a break.
Yep. Fact. AND, another thing! For years I used refilled/recycled ink cartridges without a problem. A year ago, my name-brand printer (which cost less than a package of ink cartridges, BTW) received a software update 'push' overnight. Next time an ink cartridge went dry, I replaced it with one of my trusty Cartridge World cartridges. Guess what? Brand-new, never-before pop-up warned that the printer could not operate due to "bad cartridge" and it identified the one I just replaced. I put another in & got the same "error message." Investigation revealed the software update was new programming that froze the printer UNLESS a replacement ink cartridge was a brand new unit of its own brand-name. If one tried to use a generic brand or tried to refill one of that brand's own cartridges, the printer detects it and shuts down. I would call that anti-trust, but who has the money to press a class action lawsuit over a printer cartridge? Like Harry says, it's even cheaper to buy a new printer each time your cartridge(s) runs out. PPFfffffffffffffffbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbtttttttttttt!!!