Ugh, Don't Say That!

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  1. TeacherShelly

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    What sayings or cliches annoy you the most? What do people say (too often!) that just sets your teeth on edge? Get it off your chest, post it here :D

    - "change it up a bit!"
    - "now that's wuddum talkin' 'bout!"
     
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    NUK-U-LAR!

    So when will you be graduating from college? (i.e., and getting a job like a responsible adult)

    It won't take long, I promise!

    When people do that thing with their t's in words.. I'm trying to describe it... several people have done it to Clinton on What Not to Wear, instead of saying his name Clinton, it comes out something like Cli /heavy stop & pause/ un. It is almost a glottal stop without a corresponding letter sound.
     
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    "...this piece" in reference to everything! Our HR guy says this all the time and it drives me crazy.
     
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    I'm all about ......
     
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    My bad.

    That is just about the dumbest thing to me! I hate that!
     
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    - putting the "f word" in front of every other word in a sentence

    - when people abbreviate words (just say the whole word!! It's not hard!!)

    - "everything happens for a reason..." (that's usually the last thing I want to hear!)

    I'm stumped...which is weird because I am easily annoyed! I'll have to come back when I think of more. ;)
     
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    "Just relax" - as if you don't know that you are stressed out and really want to relax.
     
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    When you're sick and people say, "wow, you don't look so good today"... Thanks!!! That really helps!
     
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    I get that when I don't wear makeup... so embarrasing.
     
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    Pacific- when they really mean SPecific - slap, slap , slap
     
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    irregardless.................
     
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    My bad.
     
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    24/7..... about anything....I hate that one!

    "My bad" Especially said by an adult.

    The use of "don't" instead of 'doesn't' example: "It looks like it might rain, don't it?"

    Pwhatley: Leaving the 't' sound out of a word is a developmental stage of aquiring speech. My 6 year old has a friend Peyton but it comes out as "Pay-on" Yes, I try to correct him because that also drives me nuts! I hate to hear adults do it!
     
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    Ever eat Psgetti and meatballs?

    Know anyone with prostrate cancer?

    awww, man!
     
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    "Dude!" Especially when, hello, I'm not a dude!:cool: The other saying that bugs, "So, can I be totally honest with you?" Oh, I'm sorry, were you being fake & unreal with me up to this point?:eek:
     
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    augghhh...(charlie brown scream)

    GOD, I HATE THAT TOO!

    There is a 'S' in that word!!

    of course, I also hate when people put an "S" on the end of everything!

    savings, and checkings account!
     
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    Oh yes, this one is extremely overused in Southeran California!:cool: :eek:
     
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    Like, Dude!

    that was, like, so totally real!

    Dude!

    Honestly! :eek:
     
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    ghetto version...

    'bout it, 'bout it

    bout the business - Real translation, I am not doing anything I am supposed to
     
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    Irregardless is my #1 most annoying "word" too, Miss Frizzle. Ugh!!!

    Also, preventative. And I don't care if they are both in the dictionary, hmph!

    I hate that Pey-on, Clin-on, Shera-on thing some people do with their Ts. Unless they are 6, I guess I could make an exception if it is really a developmental stage. Like my kids say they are gores, instead of girls. I know they'll grow out of it.
     
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    But Maaaammmmaaaa!

    All of my friends get to do it....

    I'm sorry, but we feel that you are overqualified for this position.
     
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    Mama? Mama? Mama? (repeat)

    Not to be (rude - or - mean - or - nosy) but ... (insert rude or mean or nosy statement).
     
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    And, "In the real world," as an excuse to take the childhood right out of children's lives.
     
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    I hate anyhOO.... is that a word? isn't it anyHOW?
     
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    Boo-Koo instead of beaucoup instead of a lot of.
     
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    Mine too! I hate that word!!!!

    The word "like" for example: I was "like" walking to school

    When I was student teaching, I would say to my 4th graders "You were like walking or you were walking?" By the end of my 8 weeks they were catching themselves and others.

    Ask my daughters and they will tell you I do it to them all the time.
     
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    I'm tired of hearing "ain't it?" at the end of every sentence, "already done that", and "I seen."

    And yes, my husband is guilty of every single one of these offenses! I've quit correcting him but I haven't given up on my stepson.
     
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    I hate when people use the word "vent". Some of you know that already. :rolleyes: :p I need to vent!!:eek:
     
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    My absolute, no contest, hands down most annoying word is the good old standby of our esteemed and oh so eloquent President, Nuke-you-lar. Way to give a good impression, Pres! You would think that Laura or Barbara would have cured him of that!
     
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    okay, like, these are, like, the main, like, things I don't wanna hear, like

    LIKE (like what??? just say it already!)

    kinder! in L.A.

    L.A. (is not Louisiana! It is not a state. It is.. Los Angeles, not...)

    lost sandal ja-less

    what the heck is kinder? It is kin-der-gar-ten....

    or,

    kinney garten! I know teachers who say this ...If I slip up and say it, my daughter will yell at me immediately!

    tooken- (I took, he takes, you tooken)

    alls yous hafs to do is...

    so I like, and he like, and then I like...(yeah, like I said, earlier up there)

    you can take with...

    the clicker- (the remote control, garage or TV)

    Twin (when you don't feel like calling a child who is a twin by his real name?!)

    testesss (1 test, two tests no tessess!)

    fishes

    Janjurary

    Febwerry

    li-berry (library)

    just started...(my period. just started what, high school/college? why not call it what it is? That time of the month (when you have your period!)

    IN-sure-rance - (insurance, I know it has 3 syllables, but the in doesn't need to be EMphasized!)

    neither does, PO-leeze - police

    The Jewel's - (local grocery store. It is called Jewel Food Stores, known as Jewel's, why do you need the article 'the'??)

    Hey Calif. teachers, do you guys call it "The Albertson's"?, or "The Ralphs" or, "The Vons" :p

    You got poop? (How does a toddler answer this? Do they look back there and see?) :eek:

    an owie...or
    a boo-boo (it is cute when you are 2, not 41 )

    an ouchie is okay...that tells a preschool teacher you are hurt. Owie is just too babyish to me.

    spazzed out- what is that, drunk? High, or just trippin' :D
     
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    Twin was spazzed out!
     
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    I can handle the Mama, mama, mama ...... but why is it that second graders have to stretch my name as they WHINE it?

    "Ms. Taaaaaaaaaaaaaay lor"

    They might as well go rake their fingernails across the board!
     
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    I'm sure that there is some explanation from my speech and language development class... but I just cannnnnn't seem to member it! :D
     
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    nice to meet you mb...

    ain't ain't never goin' away!!!
     
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    How about irregardlessLY!

    Her did that - who did that, did SHE do that?
    baffroom - cute for kids, not for adults
    wanna for want to
     
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    OOOps...am I going to get kicked out?

    I say "Kinder"...

    "AnyHOO"...

    :sorry:

    but I will quit now if you don't want me to.

    I HATE double negatives. "I don't got no pencil, Mrs. Otter."

    "Well, if you don't have NO pencil, then you obviously have one, so you don't need one of mine."

    "Huh?"

    :)
     
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    That is EXACTLY how I react to double negatives, OtterMom! I can't stand them! However, if I am playing around, I have been known to drop an "I ain't got no" of my own, lol.

    I get irritated/annoyed by the supposedly educated people in the media, whether they be soap star, singer, or newscaster, who cannot seem to remember the rules of pronoun usage! I hear "it was her and I," and "So-and-so and me did something" at least daily, and it drives me nutty!
     
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    "Mary and myself went to the movies." HUH? REALLY??

    It's always people who are on TV that I see doing this...News reporters, city officials, stupid people, etc...
     
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    Oooh Tasha, I hate it when people make up their own adverbs!!

    You just can't stick an 'ly' on everything!
     

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