Phrases that drive you crazy

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    Drives me crazy to hear it that we have an "addiction to oil"

    Oil is not a habit forming substance, we've just made a bad choice not to develop other means of fuel.

    So I "reach out" to Boston.com readers to hear other's opinions..

     
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    It's along the same lines. I absolutely cannot stand the phrase 'gas sipper' in relation to automobiles. Can't we just say that the car is fuel efficient? Calling it a "gas sipper" just sounds moronic.
     
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    "almost never." Either it is never or infrequently.
     
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    Touch base
    Just calling/emailing to check in to see how things are going
    Let's "network" this idea
    Saying something is "iconic"

     
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    Overuse of the word "literally"
     
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    mis-use of the word "irony" bothers me.
    A phrase I don't like just because of the way it sounds: "hot lunch"
     
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    Misuse of the following:
    Literally, should use figuratively - "I literally fell off my chair" means that you actually did, so unless you were "dethroned" - it wasn't literal.
    Caucus getting together to discuss the company picnic is not a political meeting --- sooooorrryyy
    Caveat means beware (literally), not "things to look out for"
    Paradigm (& the shift that happens!) I doubt anything in the office is that earth shattering to tag it with a shift in the paradigm...
    Hand Blown - Glass is blown with the mouth,on a long pipe so you don't burn your mouth --- not with the hands.
    Nouns used as verbs, excluding couch, table, Lunch etc...

    Mispronunciation of

    Forte (its "fort" - french for strength - For-tay is italian = "strong")
    Often (T is silent, peeps. I don't care who you are)
    Especially (aint no K in there, or an X for that matter)
    Pacifically (its specifically)


    A whole nother. Another. "nother's" not a word.

    We Have triple digit market share -- Just say 100%, please!
    Giving 110 percent. No... realistically you cannot give more than everything.

    Laser focus
    Get it on your radar
    whats your bandwith
    Out of pocket, means that you've had to pay up front for something, not that you're sitting at home without your blackberry, or can't attend that meeting...
    Exciting new... - Enthusiasm is one thing, applying "exciting" to a revenue stream, logo, form, newsletter, or useless gadget is another thing. Marketing can bite my a$$ on this one.
    Build around... use this only if you're actually building a wall around something.
    best of Breed solution
    Look & Feel
    Sexy, when applied to business ideas, systems, reports... unless you're in the erotica biz, then chances are really good that no one's going to be aroused by your powerpoint presentation...






     
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    "Her and..."
    as in: Her and I went to the store.
    Her and her friend are meeting at 6:00pm

    It's She - not her. MAKES ME ABSOLUTELY CRAZY!!!!!

     
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    Going on from Leasylls "Exciting new", innovative new is another that irks me, if it is innovative, it is by definition, new.
     
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    Oh, and another one "Alot". It is not a word.
     
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    Ah, but like "already", will it someday be a word?

    [Quote]Oh, and another one "Alot". It is not a word.[/Quote]
     

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