Annoying phrases that when uttered should kill the speaker Page 45

  • Wayne 19 Mar 2021 17:22:32 3,357 posts
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    "It is Clutch" is only acceptable when someone asks who the best rock band of all time is.
  • DasBooter 19 Mar 2021 18:36:52 531 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    "It is clutch!"

    I'm assuming that means good.
    What the fuck. Please let that expression die.
  • Bobbyballsbraces 19 Mar 2021 19:30:20 141 posts
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    Someone talking about their “journey”
  • Mola_Ram 20 Mar 2021 07:40:07 25,708 posts
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    Someone talking about their "Journey" is only acceptable when they're talking about their favorite rock band
  • IRWATWO 20 Mar 2021 09:24:06 1,159 posts
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    DasBooter wrote:
    beastmaster wrote:
    "It is clutch!"

    I'm assuming that means good.
    What the fuck. Please let that expression die.
    As Russian driving instructor, very offended. Often I am asked when I explain accelerator and brake, 'What is other pedal?'

    'Well ...'
  • beastmaster 22 Mar 2021 13:12:17 22,083 posts
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    Unlockdown.
  • Nemesis 22 Mar 2021 13:22:39 20,051 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    Unlockdown.
    😬
  • beastmaster 8 Apr 2021 23:24:08 22,083 posts
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    Holding a dialogue.
  • Wayne 8 Apr 2021 23:26:57 3,357 posts
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  • X201 8 Apr 2021 23:31:49 21,631 posts
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    Onboarding
  • Rodney 8 Apr 2021 23:46:12 4,973 posts
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    I was in meeting recently about reforming urban water pricing/tariffs (as boring as it sounds), and the speaker kept referring to the project as a ‘journey’

    “My team has been on this journey’, ‘we brought along stakeholders on this journey’, ‘the other company has not been on the same journey, but we would like to bring them along on ours’.

    It was quite embarrassing.
  • Youthist 9 Apr 2021 00:19:52 14,509 posts
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    “Super excited”
    “Super proud”

    Fuck off.
  • Saul_Iscariot 9 Apr 2021 06:42:34 4,317 posts
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    @Rodney The problem, Rodney, is you stopped believing.
  • Rodney 9 Apr 2021 07:32:16 4,973 posts
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    How dare you. I believe passionately in urban water tariff reform
  • dfunked09 9 Apr 2021 07:55:44 1,993 posts
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    He didn't stop believing
  • Not-a-reviewer 9 Apr 2021 08:06:38 7,309 posts
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    “We need to agree the way forward”. Followed by a meeting a week later that covers the exact same thing.
  • LegendaryApe 9 Apr 2021 08:44:50 2,414 posts
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    Saul_Iscariot wrote:
    @Rodney The problem, Rodney, is you stopped believing.
    Bravo
  • Vortex808 9 Apr 2021 09:02:51 15,120 posts
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    Youthist wrote:
    “Super excited”
    “Super proud”

    Fuck off.
    Super fuck off, surely?

    I must confess I am a bit guilty of adding super as a preface to words occasionally. I blame working with post-grad students and lots of europeans too- they do like to use 'super exciting' etc quite often and you cant help, but pick it up over time.

    I hope this post isn't super-annoying for you.

    Or super-triggering- I noted the other day that some student reps are calling for trigger warnings before lectures now. Which sounds a bit worrying and against the whole process for me. Shouldn't be too much of a problem for science, but surely in literature (their cited example) or philosophy etc this is kind of the point in reading about challenging views etc and arguing against them/recognising they are not appropriate.
  • HelloNo 9 Apr 2021 10:38:17 2,275 posts
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    @Vortex808 Trigger/ content warnings generally aren't about avoiding the issues, but being forewawrned in case its well, a trigger.
  • RyanDS 9 Apr 2021 10:49:38 13,963 posts
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    HelloNo wrote:
    @Vortex808 Trigger/ content warnings generally aren't about avoiding the issues, but being forewawrned in case its well, a trigger.
    Should the Crying Game have a trigger warning? If so it defeats the whole point of the movie. Same with any movie with a twist or gotcha.

    It is a weird one. I find the whole trigger warning / safe space stuff stupid and infantile, but then I talk to my niece in uni and it just seems everyone is happier, there is less bullying, gay kids can be proud etc and it all feels better than my day. So my views on it don’t matter as it doesn’t harm me and it probably makes the world a better place. And people probably think some of my hobbies and interests are stupid and infantile so there is that.
  • Vortex808 9 Apr 2021 11:44:16 15,120 posts
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    This is the thing, there is merit in some of it. What irked/surprised me was some literature student mentioned about mentioning harm to animals in a novel because they don't want to read about that.

    I can appreciate it being valid for cases where severe traumatic experiences can be provoked/re-ignited, but to want to avoid a fictional event in a novel seems a little O_o

    Edited by Vortex808 at 11:44:30 09-04-2021
  • MacReadysChessWizard 9 Apr 2021 11:53:05 105 posts
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    Vortex808 wrote:
    This is the thing, there is merit in some of it. What irked/surprised me was some literature student mentioned about mentioning harm to animals in a novel because they don't want to read about that.

    I can appreciate it being valid for cases where severe traumatic experiences can be provoked/re-ignited, but to want to avoid a fictional event in a novel seems a little O_o
    Oedipus Rex messed me right up - dredging up all those memories of murdering my pops and then fucking my mum.
  • Mola_Ram 9 Apr 2021 12:14:43 25,708 posts
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    I'm fine if they're vague enough. Ratings and content warnings have been around forever, and people never seemed to have a problem with those. Warning: this thing contains sexual violence, coarse language, etc. Notting wrong with that imo.
  • challenge_hanukkah 12 Apr 2021 20:06:15 14,122 posts
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    Cheeky pint.
  • JamboWayOh 12 Apr 2021 20:18:01 23,783 posts
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    Cheeky Nandos
  • X201 12 Apr 2021 20:24:11 21,631 posts
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    Session ale
  • freddymercurystwin 12 Apr 2021 20:27:11 2,594 posts
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    @challenge_hanukkah oh fuck off
  • sport 12 Apr 2021 20:41:32 16,837 posts
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    freddymercurystwin wrote:
    @challenge_hanukkah oh fuck off
    Haha
  • JamboWayOh 12 Apr 2021 20:55:24 23,783 posts
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    Found a 'cheeky pint' user...
  • Baihu1983 12 Apr 2021 21:03:53 13,807 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Cheeky Nandos
    What exactly makes it cheeky?
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