I hate it when people use redundancies like PIN number or ATM machine :steam: THE WORD IS INCLUDED IN THE ABBREVIATION!!! Also, I hate the term "personal ID" which I hear sometimes from customers- who else's IDs are they carrying around to use?
Yeah, I catch those, too. It's an NT thing.
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Put some toast in the toaster (as a kid, I've given people burnt toast for that one )
and even if it is true I still hate the phrase "you have such beautiful eyes"- it just makes me think of the pick up line you hear in EVERY chick flick
I much preferred Charlie Sheen's line in Hot Shots: "That's the whitest white part of an eye that I've ever seen."
Another good tack is to be more specific about it: "I really like your eyes. Especially the left one."
I'm not a procrastinator. I'm a long-term planner.
I really don't have a problem with most of the phrases people have mentioned. Many of them I find to be idiomatic, and so they don't bother me. For example, redundancies like "whole entire" can be used to comic effect. I think there are also examples where people have expressed displeasure with the meaning behind a phrase more than the phrase itself...things like "I'm sorry you feel that way" and "So what?" are legitimate, it's just the intent that causes problems.
I think that there are two categories that do bother me though. One is the tired aphorism used when someone has nothing else to say ("everything happens for a reason", "I guess it was just meant to be"). The other is text speak. I concede that text speak has a comic use, but I'm referring to when people are just lazy.
Oh, and "with au jus" really gets my goat
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