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Re: Words/phrases I wish would go away
« Reply #500 on: March 08, 2018, 09:04:33 AM »
"Living the dream" has an even more cringe worthy offshoot: "teamwork makes the dream work" . Just no.

I’ve never heard that phrase before and if I ever do, I’ll immediately jump out the nearest window.

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« Reply #501 on: March 08, 2018, 10:13:13 AM »
"Living the dream" has an even more cringe worthy offshoot: "teamwork makes the dream work" . Just no.

I’ve never heard that phrase before and if I ever do, I’ll immediately jump out the nearest window.

"There's no I in team!"

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« Reply #502 on: March 08, 2018, 12:04:06 PM »
My Bad... ! like it makes it ok.  Dont need to point out when you make a mistake we all know it just move on.

Considering the number of people I've known in my life whose first words after a mistake/accident are "Not my fault!" I enjoy it when somebody owns up to them.
Totally agree! It seems to show somewhat more ownership than just an apology.

ETA - It's also useful when you want to own something, but not necessarily apologize.  I like the ambiguity, if that makes any sense at all. I've even used it sarcastically, when someone is overreacting to something that isn't my fault at all.
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« Reply #503 on: March 08, 2018, 12:09:00 PM »
"Living the dream" has an even more cringe worthy offshoot: "teamwork makes the dream work" . Just no.

I’ve never heard that phrase before and if I ever do, I’ll immediately jump out the nearest window.

"There's no I in team!"
Was it Shaq who added, "...but there is one in win"?

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« Reply #504 on: March 08, 2018, 01:10:03 PM »
Was it Shaq who added, "...but there is one in win"?
Also, if you look real hard, there *is* a me in "team".

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« Reply #505 on: March 08, 2018, 02:08:30 PM »
Was it Shaq who added, "...but there is one in win"?
Also, if you look real hard, there *is* a me in "team".
Ooh, I like this! If I wasn't FIRE, I'd totally use this on my boss. Mustachian People Problem, I guess.

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« Reply #506 on: March 08, 2018, 02:33:12 PM »
Was it Shaq who added, "...but there is one in win"?
Also, if you look real hard, there *is* a me in "team".

Good point!

Reminds me of something my husband loves to say in situations like that:

"It makes sense, if you don't think about it." :D

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« Reply #507 on: March 08, 2018, 02:47:28 PM »
Was it Shaq who added, "...but there is one in win"?
Also, if you look real hard, there *is* a me in "team".

Good point!

Reminds me of something my husband loves to say in situations like that:

"It makes sense, if you don't think about it." :D
Love it!

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« Reply #508 on: March 12, 2018, 03:12:07 PM »
Was it Shaq who added, "...but there is one in win"?
Also, if you look real hard, there *is* a me in "team".
But there is an I in pie, and there's an I in meat pie.  Meat is an anagram for team.

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« Reply #509 on: March 13, 2018, 01:20:51 AM »
Was it Shaq who added, "...but there is one in win"?
Also, if you look real hard, there *is* a me in "team".
But there is an I in pie, and there's an I in meat pie.  Meat is an anagram for team.


Or should that be ‘gh’ for pie?

If GH can stand for P as in ‘hiccough’,
If OUGH can stand for O as in ‘dough’,
if PHTH can stand for T as in ‘phthisis’,
if EIGH can stand for A as in ‘neighbour’,
if TTE can stand for T as in ‘gazette’,
if EAU can stand for O as in ‘plateau’,


…then the correct way to spell potato would be:

GHOUGHPHTHEIGHTTEEAU


(via Grammarly and half my uni lecturers)

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« Reply #510 on: March 13, 2018, 07:42:33 AM »
paradigm shift

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« Reply #511 on: March 13, 2018, 08:00:26 AM »
Something I see on the forum a lot: using gift/gifted as a verb instead of give/gave/given. E.g. "I was gifted a house", or "how to gift money to minors " Can someone give (gift?) me a logical reason for this? Maybe it is regional or something because I have never heard it IRL.

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« Reply #512 on: March 13, 2018, 08:12:20 AM »

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« Reply #513 on: March 13, 2018, 08:20:56 AM »
Something I see on the forum a lot: using gift/gifted as a verb instead of give/gave/given. E.g. "I was gifted a house", or "how to gift money to minors " Can someone give (gift?) me a logical reason for this? Maybe it is regional or something because I have never heard it IRL.
I think the idea is that "to gift" is a more specific term than "to give."  IOW, "to gift" means "to give as a gift" as opposed to other possible connotations.

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« Reply #514 on: March 13, 2018, 12:31:10 PM »
Something I see on the forum a lot: using gift/gifted as a verb instead of give/gave/given. E.g. "I was gifted a house", or "how to gift money to minors " Can someone give (gift?) me a logical reason for this? Maybe it is regional or something because I have never heard it IRL.
I think the idea is that "to gift" is a more specific term than "to give."  IOW, "to gift" means "to give as a gift" as opposed to other possible connotations.
LOL, I just looked this up, and it seems as if the use of "gift" as a verb became much more popular after the Seinfeld episode about the regifted label maker! 
https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/is-gifting-a-word?page=1
In older days, it seems to be more of a reciprocal agreement used for tax purposes.

I guess I see zolotiyeruki's point because you wouldn't say that you gifted someone with Chicken Pox. 

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« Reply #515 on: March 13, 2018, 05:31:49 PM »
Something I see on the forum a lot: using gift/gifted as a verb instead of give/gave/given. E.g. "I was gifted a house", or "how to gift money to minors " Can someone give (gift?) me a logical reason for this? Maybe it is regional or something because I have never heard it IRL.
I think the idea is that "to gift" is a more specific term than "to give."  IOW, "to gift" means "to give as a gift" as opposed to other possible connotations.
LOL, I just looked this up, and it seems as if the use of "gift" as a verb became much more popular after the Seinfeld episode about the regifted label maker! 
https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/is-gifting-a-word?page=1
In older days, it seems to be more of a reciprocal agreement used for tax purposes.

I guess I see zolotiyeruki's point because you wouldn't say that you gifted someone with Chicken Pox.

I see the logic but I still just don't like it.

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« Reply #516 on: March 14, 2018, 02:38:31 AM »
I can't find the article (blame the empty glass next to me) but I saw a news report this week about new words being added to the dictionary (Macquarie? OED?).

They included 'shero' (female hero) and 'GOAT' (greatest of all time).

GOAT is common knowledge, and if not, that's what Urban Dictionary is for.

Shero is downright odious.

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« Reply #517 on: March 14, 2018, 04:49:28 AM »

Was it Shaq who added, "...but there is one in win"?
Also, if you look real hard, there *is* a me in "team".
But there is an I in pie, and there's an I in meat pie.  Meat is an anagram for team.

There's no I in Team, but there's a U in Cun....(I'm so getting banned for this)

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« Reply #518 on: March 14, 2018, 04:52:09 AM »

Was it Shaq who added, "...but there is one in win"?
Also, if you look real hard, there *is* a me in "team".
But there is an I in pie, and there's an I in meat pie.  Meat is an anagram for team.

There's no I in Team, but there's a U in Cun....(I'm so getting banned for this)

I would hope U would be in one...

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« Reply #519 on: March 14, 2018, 05:06:37 AM »
I can't find the article (blame the empty glass next to me) but I saw a news report this week about new words being added to the dictionary (Macquarie? OED?).

They included 'shero' (female hero) and 'GOAT' (greatest of all time).

GOAT is common knowledge, and if not, that's what Urban Dictionary is for.

Shero is downright odious.

ETA: Oops...my keyboard wouldn't work earlier and I accidentally submitted an "empty" reply. Anyway, what I was going to say is this: I have NEVER seen the GOAT acronym, but I hear shero every once in a while.
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« Reply #520 on: March 14, 2018, 07:59:36 AM »

Was it Shaq who added, "...but there is one in win"?
Also, if you look real hard, there *is* a me in "team".
But there is an I in pie, and there's an I in meat pie.  Meat is an anagram for team.

There's no I in Team, but there's a U in Cun....(I'm so getting banned for this)
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« Reply #521 on: March 14, 2018, 08:33:55 AM »
I'm genuinely confused. On this forum we can say shit, hell, and fuck, but we self-censor cunt. That word must be a lot stronger than it seems to me.

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« Reply #522 on: March 14, 2018, 10:23:28 AM »
Yes, it is.

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« Reply #523 on: March 14, 2018, 01:31:23 PM »
When people use the word though at the end of an already complete sentence.

I.e. These new mocha choca dunka latte chinos though.

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« Reply #524 on: March 14, 2018, 01:50:20 PM »
When people use the word though at the end of an already complete sentence.

I.e. These new mocha choca dunka latte chinos though.

So, you're not a fan of Chantho from Doctor Who, then?  :)

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« Reply #525 on: March 14, 2018, 03:02:26 PM »
I've got some more:

- passion when referring to anything other than human relationships (as in "my job is my passion"
- "it is what it is"
- anytime somebody says they're going to give more than 100% effort

And these aren't words, but
- that fistbump-explosion thing
- putting hands together to make a heart (fingertips in, thumbs down)

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« Reply #526 on: March 14, 2018, 03:06:25 PM »
I can't find the article (blame the empty glass next to me) but I saw a news report this week about new words being added to the dictionary (Macquarie? OED?).

They included 'shero' (female hero) and 'GOAT' (greatest of all time).

GOAT is common knowledge, and if not, that's what Urban Dictionary is for.

Shero is downright odious.

Well said.

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« Reply #527 on: March 14, 2018, 03:11:22 PM »
I've got some more:

- passion when referring to anything other than human relationships (as in "my job is my passion"


I watched an episode of Shark Tank where the panel collectively sighed/laughed when the presenter mentioned their passion for their project having value. I think it was Mark Cuban who said sarcastically "yeah, we've never heard that here before."

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« Reply #528 on: March 14, 2018, 03:12:56 PM »
Starting a sentence with"so", as in "so, I said him...."

ENDING every sentence with “so” and the implied ellipses that follow. 

Apologies if this was already submitted, so...


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« Reply #529 on: March 14, 2018, 03:20:29 PM »
When people use the word though at the end of an already complete sentence.

I.e. These new mocha choca dunka latte chinos though.

So, you're not a fan of Chantho from Doctor Who, then?  :)

Her lab partner murdered her citing her speech patterns as a reason...

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« Reply #530 on: March 14, 2018, 03:54:48 PM »
When people use the word though at the end of an already complete sentence.

I.e. These new mocha choca dunka latte chinos though.

So, you're not a fan of Chantho from Doctor Who, then?  :)

Her lab partner murdered her citing her speech patterns as a reason...

You make a very good point.

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« Reply #531 on: March 14, 2018, 06:24:08 PM »
"Resurface" - apparently as in "Oh, you didn't get the email I sent last week? Let me resurface it for you." This from a friend who works at a start-up that anyone with college debt will have heard of. She has a new eye-roller every time I see her.

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« Reply #532 on: March 14, 2018, 06:47:34 PM »
"Resurface" - apparently as in "Oh, you didn't get the email I sent last week? Let me resurface it for you." This from a friend who works at a start-up that anyone with college debt will have heard of. She has a new eye-roller every time I see her.

That could be filed under the "when good words go bad" department.

"Pivot" gets overused now. I read an update from the Board President of an organization I'm connected to. She used it twice in a 3 paragraph message.

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« Reply #533 on: March 14, 2018, 07:19:04 PM »
"Resurface" - apparently as in "Oh, you didn't get the email I sent last week? Let me resurface it for you." This from a friend who works at a start-up that anyone with college debt will have heard of. She has a new eye-roller every time I see her.

That could be filed under the "when good words go bad" department.

"Pivot" gets overused now. I read an update from the Board President of an organization I'm connected to. She used it twice in a 3 paragraph message.
You'll have to blame Obama for that one :P

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« Reply #534 on: March 16, 2018, 10:17:37 AM »
giving another shout out for "adulting".  Makes me cringe every time I hear it, even more so when someone over 25 says it. 

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« Reply #535 on: March 16, 2018, 10:20:25 AM »
"Resurface" - apparently as in "Oh, you didn't get the email I sent last week? Let me resurface it for you." This from a friend who works at a start-up that anyone with college debt will have heard of. She has a new eye-roller every time I see her.

Oh my god.

I’ve never heard that. Infuriating.

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« Reply #536 on: March 16, 2018, 10:40:35 AM »
"Resurface" - apparently as in "Oh, you didn't get the email I sent last week? Let me resurface it for you." This from a friend who works at a start-up that anyone with college debt will have heard of. She has a new eye-roller every time I see her.
Oh my god.

I’ve never heard that. Infuriating.
Maybe we should replace it with "exhume"!

I'll admit at first that I took "resurface" to mean "repave," and was very confused...

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« Reply #537 on: March 17, 2018, 08:46:05 AM »
"Resurface" - apparently as in "Oh, you didn't get the email I sent last week? Let me resurface it for you." This from a friend who works at a start-up that anyone with college debt will have heard of. She has a new eye-roller every time I see her.
Oh my god.

I’ve never heard that. Infuriating.
Maybe we should replace it with "exhume"!

I'll admit at first that I took "resurface" to mean "repave," and was very confused...

Resurface is repave, but only the surface - to me repaving means going deeper.

Old emails - they could be re-sent maybe?  Or if really old, dug out and re-sent?

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« Reply #538 on: March 17, 2018, 09:09:33 AM »
"Resurface" - apparently as in "Oh, you didn't get the email I sent last week? Let me resurface it for you." This from a friend who works at a start-up that anyone with college debt will have heard of. She has a new eye-roller every time I see her.
Oh my god.

I’ve never heard that. Infuriating.
Maybe we should replace it with "exhume"!

I'll admit at first that I took "resurface" to mean "repave," and was very confused...
The term resurface made me think of all the things you cite and more.

A good chunk of my career was spent in the flooring industry. There is a huge annual trade show in Vegas called "Surfaces". From that marathon, thank God, I have been freed. DH is a Specialty Surfaces Specialist. He resurfaces million gallon reservoirs, among other things. The parking lot at the library needs to be resurfaced and the county says there's no money to pay for it.

What a bunch of pantywaists, pretending that searching for an email is actual physical labor.

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« Reply #539 on: April 10, 2018, 01:37:54 PM »
"That said,..."

It's all over this forum.

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« Reply #540 on: April 10, 2018, 04:50:22 PM »
Did someone already post this?  It's so on point it actually stops being funny  https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/im-going-to-close-this-deal-using-business-words-ive-heard-men-yell-in-airports

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« Reply #541 on: April 13, 2018, 02:34:31 PM »
Something I see on the forum a lot: using gift/gifted as a verb instead of give/gave/given. E.g. "I was gifted a house", or "how to gift money to minors " Can someone give (gift?) me a logical reason for this? Maybe it is regional or something because I have never heard it IRL.
I think the idea is that "to gift" is a more specific term than "to give."  IOW, "to gift" means "to give as a gift" as opposed to other possible connotations.
LOL, I just looked this up, and it seems as if the use of "gift" as a verb became much more popular after the Seinfeld episode about the regifted label maker! 
https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/is-gifting-a-word?page=1
In older days, it seems to be more of a reciprocal agreement used for tax purposes.

I guess I see zolotiyeruki's point because you wouldn't say that you gifted someone with Chicken Pox.

I see the logic but I still just don't like it.

It's used to make "give" sound more glamorous. It's stupid and I hate it.

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« Reply #542 on: April 13, 2018, 03:07:50 PM »
I absolutely hate this phrase: "Top is in"

There. I said it. I feel so much better now.

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« Reply #543 on: April 13, 2018, 03:20:27 PM »
I absolutely hate this phrase: "Top is in"

There. I said it. I feel so much better now.

What does this even mean?

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« Reply #544 on: April 13, 2018, 04:04:48 PM »
I absolutely hate this phrase: "Top is in"

There. I said it. I feel so much better now.

What does this even mean?

I want to know, too. I googled it and I still have no idea what it means.

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« Reply #545 on: April 13, 2018, 04:17:21 PM »
Who are you people? Do you know what forum you're on?

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/investor-alley/top-is-in/

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« Reply #546 on: April 13, 2018, 04:19:41 PM »
Who are you people? Do you know what forum you're on?

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/investor-alley/top-is-in/

Yeah, when I googled, that was the top result. And I STILL don't get it.

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« Reply #547 on: April 13, 2018, 04:30:21 PM »
So glad to see I'm not the only one.

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« Reply #548 on: April 13, 2018, 07:35:42 PM »
By my understanding it's a prediction that the stock market has hit the "top" and it's time to sell everything and wait greedily for the crash.

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« Reply #549 on: April 13, 2018, 08:32:17 PM »
Yes, that is my understanding as well. Doesn't matter. I still hate the phrase. It makes no sense.