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Over used phrases & cliches

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JustJohn Report 4 Dec 2012 15:56

AnnC You put the "it" in Whitchurch, The "Ann" in Llandaff. :-D :-D


Phyll Report 4 Dec 2012 16:08

'Lessons to be learnt' - if they haven't learnt the lesson by the time they are in tops jobs then they shouldn't be there at all!!!!


BrianW Report 4 Dec 2012 16:52

Why do people say "I'm all right" when you ask them if they want a drink, food etc..
What's wrong with "No thank you".
I'm asking them if they would like a drink, not enquiring about their health !


AnnCardiff Report 4 Dec 2012 17:01

actually Brian it's the saying "You're alright" - you hear it so often - "Can I offer you a lift?" - "No, you're alright" never understand that


Sylvia Report 4 Dec 2012 17:07

Oh thats Awesome, is what I do not like to hear.
Also "And he turned round and said"


Barbinsglos Report 4 Dec 2012 17:09

"If you ask me "

Would love to say "nobody has so shut up"


JustJohn Report 4 Dec 2012 17:12

We always ask "How Are You?" I always ask that of an 87yo uncle via email. Last time he replied with an attachment. A page and a half of hospital notes.

And the answer to the greeting "How are You" and "Alright" is to say the same words back. Why don't we just mwah everybody instead? :-)


Sylvia Report 4 Dec 2012 17:16

How many times have we asked someone we see in the doctors surgery "how are you " I have done this myself . Silly question really .


Maryanna Report 4 Dec 2012 17:19

Not a phrase I know but the one that really annoys me is Haitch, instead of Aitch. M


JustJohn Report 4 Dec 2012 17:26

Sylvia. Just thinking that my idea of mwahing everybody instead of saying "How Are You?" might not work so well in a doctor's surgery.

Friendliness could really become contagious :-( :-(


Cooper Report 4 Dec 2012 17:27

Whateverrrrrrr, from my Daughter when she was a teenager :-|


Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 4 Dec 2012 17:36

You wont get one much older than this one.

"Ceteris paribus or caeteris paribus"

and all things being equal .... wazzat all about then? :-S


Sue Report 4 Dec 2012 18:07

The most recent i can think of is. - it was gifted to me not it was a gift to me

Ive got a small window, i can fit you in!!!



GlasgowLass Report 4 Dec 2012 18:19

Nothing more annoying than the incorrect use of the word ... LIKE.
Point it out, and the response is usually "talk to the hand coz the face isn't listening"

It gets me like, annoyed!!!!!


David Report 4 Dec 2012 18:34

All things considered


maggiewinchester Report 4 Dec 2012 18:36

A few years back, managers at work kept talking about 'silo's' - silo thinking, silo mentality etc what was that about?
I used to spend the rest of the meeting working out how a silo could possibly think or have a brain.

Another bugbear, currently in use is starting the answer to a question with 'So'.


Annx Report 4 Dec 2012 18:53

'No worries' and being called 'guys' and 'catch you later' from someone you will probably never meet again!!


Jenxx Report 4 Dec 2012 19:24

Lush and Basically
my 2 pet hates


JustJohn Report 4 Dec 2012 19:34

Maggie Never heard silos - perhaps more recent.

But "let's brainstorm", "let's run it up the flagpole" were common expressions.


Bobtanian Report 4 Dec 2012 19:34

" Any road up"..............."run that by me again?"