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I cannot wait until people STOP saying "It's in our DNA." I can't get through a day without some commercial or politician or other blowhard telling me something or other is "in our DNA." Of course it's always something that isn't even close to being in our DNA at all.

Anything "on steroids."

Any product called "Smart." I don't need "smart" stuff. I'm smart. I want to own stupid stuff that just does what I tell it to.

"That's not who we are." Usually spoken by someone trying to get you to buy into his or her agenda, and who couldn't care less who YOU are. Shuttup!

"I can get things done" spoken by politicians of all kinds. We're in the messes we're in because of people who "got things done" that they shouldn't have been doing. Tell me you're going to get things UN-done and you'll have my vote!

"Aggressive stance" as applied to cars or model cars. I see it applied to both lowered and jacked-up suspensions, so I'm not sure what it means. Apparently, any "stance" different from stock in any way is more "aggressive." What would a more "peaceful stance" look like?

Also as regards a car's stance: "In the weeds." There was a house in my neighborhood couple years ago where the weeds reached a height of two feet or more. A 4x4 truck would have been in THOSE weeds. And who drives their car in, on, or into weeds, anyway?

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On my stamp collectors board there was a whole thread on  "My Bad".   Yea, I don't like that one at all.  It's a cop out from apologizing.

And when people say  "I'm all about..."  and it's usually something far removed from what you think they're about!

And any product with the word  "Easy" in it's name seldom is easy.

 

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"110 percent".  I'd like to see someone draw a sports-related pie chart, where everything adds up to 110%. 

On to the automotive-related ones...

"For sell"

"Needs restored" ("needs rebuilt", "needs repainted", and so on)

"Runs out good" (what exactly does "runs out" mean?)

"Hard loaded" (used to be just "loaded", until that term got misused)

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OK, some will accuse me of being a grammar policeman, but it drives me crazy when the words "loose" and "lose" are not used in the right context.

For example, "He did not loose his keys, He did lose his keys".

"She did not wear lose clothing, she did wear loose clothing".  I'm seeing this more and more, and it's just one of those things IMO that's crazy making.

Another trend I see happening not just here, but on other boards and not necessarily hobby ones, that is the proper placement of periods, commas, and question marks. The periods, commas, and question marks go right smack next to the words, there is no space between.

Example:

Hey, how are ya! (Correct)

Hey , how are ya ! (Incorrect!)

Alright! I can already hear the sighs of disgust! This is just one man's opinion and agree or disagree, it's just one more of those annoyances I've been observing in society as of late. ;)

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The word 'like' when used before anything and everything.  I'm like annoyed by it ;).

Like, Yah. ;)

 

"Awesome" - a superlative which has lost it's impact. Everything isn't "awesome".

"I could care less" - Well, I couldn't care less.

Any noun or adjective preceded by "so"

"Gun to head" - Make a quick decision. If I was in that situation, I'd tell you anything you wanted to hear.

Think outside the box

"It's not rocket science/brain surgery"

"My two cents" - Keep'em. You might need them.

"Think of the children" - any politician tossing that beaten-into-the-ground cliche around should be boiled in oil. 

"I'm just sayin" - Please, don't.

Viral

"Epic" - see "Awesome"

Curated

Artisanal

Organic

Locally sourced

Handcrafted

Game changer

No brainer

Deal breaker

Yada, yada, yada

Blase-blase - it's "BLAH,BLAH, BLAH!", pinhead.

"But, wait...there's more!"

Classic

Fair trade

"Totally ______" - used in conjunction with "Awesome" and "Epic"

Pre-owned - what's wrong with saying "used"? That's what it is.

Caregiver - used to be plain old "nurse". Does that make a historian a "Rememberer"?

Healthcare provider - Is there a doctor in the house?

 

 

 

 

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OK, some will accuse me of being a grammar policeman, but it drives me crazy when the words "loose" and "lose" are not used in the right context.

For example, "He did not loose his keys, He did lose his keys".

"She did not wear lose clothing, she did wear loose clothing".  I'm seeing this more and more, and it's just one of those things IMO that's crazy making.

Another trend I see happening not just here, but on other boards and not necessarily hobby ones, that is the proper placement of periods, commas, and question marks. The periods, commas, and question marks go right smack next to the words, there is no space between.

Example:

Hey, how are ya! (Correct)

Hey , how are ya ! (Incorrect!)

Alright! I can already hear the sighs of disgust! This is just one man's opinion and agree or disagree, it's just one more of those annoyances I've been observing in society as of late. ;)

I agree with you, Bill. It makes me cringe to see that people have lost the ability to speak and write in proper English. It's like people are devolving and using Nadsat or Newspeak. How about the use of apostrophes to denote  the plural form of a word?

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All the above. (I'm sick of that one too).

"Turbo" when whatever the subject is has nothing to do with turbocharging and couldn't possibly BE turbocharged.

To follow on from Mr. Geary's remarks: there, their and they're used indiscriminately.

Same goes for to, two and too. How hard IS it, really?

And hey...'53 means 1953. 53' means 53 feet.

Oh yeah..."thanks for sharing". What, are we all in group therapy now?

And "Enjoy!", which often follows "you got it!".

"Let's do this!". OK office Rambo, go get 'em. I'll watch.

"Wheels up"; "Lock and load"; "My personal best". All I have to say to anyone using those is "whatever". (Please see Mike_G's definition of "whatever", above) B)

Far as "awesome" goes...jeez...please stop. I've actually seen a couple of awesome things in my life: a Saturn 5 launch, a B2 bomber flyover, and one of the last of the Concordes landing. That's it. A salad doesn't really stack up, does it?

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