Annoying Words & Phrases

scotchandcigar

arrogant bastard
Feb 13, 2009
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I've got a bunch that have built up, that I need to dump here.

- Tweetstorm.
- Bomb Cyclone.
- Deep Dive (corporate speak).
- Shade, as in "gave her shade"; especially when used by news outlets.
- Drops, as in "her new single drops today"; especially when used by news outlets.
- A Thing, as in "that's now a thing"; especially when used by news outlets.
- Calls-out, as in "reporter calls-out senator for..."; especially when used by news outlets.
- Polar vortex. Any new phrase that describes an age-old phenomenon is bullshit.
 

Channel98

Don't yell or hit.
Feb 2, 2019
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In the grand old American tradition of shortening words, e.g., mod, temp, fridge and intel, I will never refer to Mark Ronson as a sapiosexual. I will just call him a sap.

Another expression I'm tired of hearing is "officer-involved shooting." On radio and tv newscasts, I hear that a robber shot a homeowner, a carjacker shot a motorist, a gang member shot a rival, a fired worker shot his boss, a terrorist shot several people in a dance club, a hunter accidentally shot a hiker.....but when a police officer shoots someone, newscasters always say "an officer-involved shooting took place." Why can't they just say an officer shot someone? When a cop pulls the trigger and fires a bullet into someone, he's shooting. He's more than just "involved." Doy!
 

scotchandcigar

arrogant bastard
Feb 13, 2009
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In the grand old American tradition of shortening words, e.g., mod, temp, fridge and intel, I will never refer to Mark Ronson as a sapiosexual. I will just call him a sap.

Another expression I'm tired of hearing is "officer-involved shooting." On radio and tv newscasts, I hear that a robber shot a homeowner, a carjacker shot a motorist, a gang member shot a rival, a fired worker shot his boss, a terrorist shot several people in a dance club, a hunter accidentally shot a hiker.....but when a police officer shoots someone, newscasters always say "an officer-involved shooting took place." Why can't they just say an officer shot someone? When a cop pulls the trigger and fires a bullet into someone, he's shooting. He's more than just "involved." Doy!
Because officers are supposed to shoot bad people to protect us; it's good. Other shootings are bad.

Speeding is bad; race car drivers speeding is good. Fighting is bad; boxing is good.
 

scotchandcigar

arrogant bastard
Feb 13, 2009
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Vacationland

Channel98

Don't yell or hit.
Feb 2, 2019
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Glendale CA
Wow. I don't know if I should feel sad – or relieved. I think if someone calls himself a "sapiosexual" and claims he's "attracted to intelligence," he likely is not very intelligent. That word isn't even recognized by the world's foremost authority on the English language: The Scrabble Dictionary.

 

Channel98

Don't yell or hit.
Feb 2, 2019
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Glendale CA
Fourteen major wildfires were burning in California last month and most of them quickly spread because of extremely high winds. Not one weather forecaster on radio or television ever referred to the winds as "winds." No, they were always "wind events." What the heck is a "wind event"? A weather phenomenon we have to buy tickets to see? These are the same forecasters who never call rain "rain." No, it's always "precipitation."
 

scotchandcigar

arrogant bastard
Feb 13, 2009
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Vacationland
Fourteen major wildfires were burning in California last month and most of them quickly spread because of extremely high winds. Not one weather forecaster on radio or television ever referred to the winds as "winds." No, they were always "wind events." What the heck is a "wind event"? A weather phenomenon we have to buy tickets to see? These are the same forecasters who never call rain "rain." No, it's always "precipitation."
Years ago, George Carlin did a bit about this. He talked about "rain events". He said, "It's rain! Everything is an event."
 

Aaron

Moderator
Oct 10, 2008
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"Our menu options have changed"
I feel like every business place I've ever called has recently had menu options changed. Or that's just something they feel the need to say.