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fred
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 8:56:53 AM
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Whatever.
AJC
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"prior" history. Ok, so that's two. This one always makes my teeth hurt
AJC
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 9:23:54 AM
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AND..as long as we're at this


The use of "sex" for gender
"can" for may
"who" for whom
I could go on and on
I just might as the day proceeds. Or, is that I just may?
ameebolah
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 9:34:00 AM
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Irritating how? Irritating to say, spell, look at, use, hear other people use?

I thought of the most irritating word for me to say: whisps. Too much spspsppspsspppspspss going on. It makes me itch when I say it.
Geeman
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 9:39:39 AM

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supposebly
irregardless
flustrated
neoconservative (oxymoronic)
People who say "woof" for "wolf" or even a dog....
The use of "really" to mean "very."
par-tay

HoosierDaddy
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 10:22:18 AM

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Geeman wrote:
supposebly
irregardless
flustrated
neoconservative (oxymoronic)
People who say "woof" for "wolf" or even a dog....
The use of "really" to mean "very."
par-tay




Devoid
AJC
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 10:26:12 AM
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Basketbough & Footbaugh & Basebaugh. What happened to the LL's? I hear this on the news and from professional commentators REGULARLY
TB
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 10:36:49 AM
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Clearly, I was like, OMG, politically-correct are the most irritating words in the English language. (Hey it's my post,I can use more than one word if I want)


"Clearly"
because the speaker is really saying that further debate is futile because he said
"clearly" before you did and any response by default must be uninformed and stupid.

"I was like" and "OMG" well Duh...hey there's another one.

"Politically correct"
because I'm not. We've gone too far in our silly attempts to avoid hurt feelings, clearly. ( I said it before you, I win) ;-)

Just for fun:
http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/5957.htm
early_apex
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 10:41:05 AM
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Obviously - for obvious reasons.
pedro
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 11:03:03 AM
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I'll get back to you on this one
Luftmarque
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 11:19:07 AM

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Ruth's Chris's Steak House (actual place in NY or NJ, really!)
Cathie8653
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 11:25:24 AM
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fred wrote:
Whatever.


'Sorry' - invariably said when not necessary.Not talking
AJC
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 11:43:10 AM
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Oh Yes, Luft. What is with that absurdly long name? How about people (usually women) who insist on being referred to with rediculously tongue-tying-hyphenated names. There is a well known woman who did a great piece on N.A.M.B.L.A. I always remember her...Dr.Judianne Denson-Gerber. She gets introduced by ALL of this. I think I'll switch to de-caf for the rest of today
My word...
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"No problem", as a response to my "Thank you" to anyone in the service industry. (No problem? Nor should it be!!!)
Sheesh!!! What's soooo wrong with "You're welcome"???
valenarwen
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 12:00:32 PM
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Allegedly Speak to the hand
peterhewett
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 12:07:32 PM
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young man.... usually a put down and said with a superior attitude
HoosierDaddy
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 12:31:21 PM

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Luftmarque wrote:
Ruth's Chris's Steak House (actual place in NY or NJ, really!)


This is a national chain. Ruth bought out Chris's Steak House (I think the original was in Texas?), but with the exception that she had to keep the name. So she just added 'Ruth' to the front to make it her own. Seems silly, but that is the story.
Christine
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 12:45:24 PM
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So
AJC
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 12:53:40 PM
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OK. one more. Along with the "no problem", particularly with waitstaff "you guys". I'm not usually sitting there as the head cheerleader with the footbaLL team
TL Hobs
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 12:57:30 PM
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Absolutely, moving forward.
early_apex
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 1:05:39 PM
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AJC wrote:
OK. one more. Along with the "no problem", particularly with waitstaff "you guys". I'm not usually sitting there as the head cheerleader with the footbaLL team


"Are you still working on that?"
bugdoctor
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 2:14:05 PM
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"You know", as in "I was just walking down the sidewalk, you know, and this guy comes along and, you know, he was staring at me, you know, and........."
JPK
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 3:43:43 PM
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from a female companion who is visibly upset, to the question "What's wrong?":

"Nothing"

Then starts a six-month quest where you have to figure out what's wrong. To make things more challenging, "Nothing"s can even start piling up!
Tman
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 4:50:51 PM
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"Sir" I didn't mind it 20 years ago, but I hate it now
TB
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 6:25:54 PM
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outside the box

player (for big shot businessman)
wercozy
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 6:39:24 PM
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Duh!

Ya know!

Like (every fourth or fifth word or so)

So?

Gee Yeye! (Valley girl speak)

Huh? (Instead of 'excuse me' or 'what did you say?'
MissMary
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 10:34:03 PM
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Pant--as in his pant leg. If he is wearing pants, how does the adjective suddenly become "pant"?
Dreamy
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 11:33:10 PM

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fred wrote:
Whatever.

Whatever has been voted the most annoying word, but those of us in the know have "intel" from a reliable source that annoying is literally the most annoying word in the whole English language...and that may well be literally annoying to whomever.
RuthP
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 10:59:39 AM

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fred wrote:
Whatever.


Fred, they just did a segment about this on the news last night! (I think it was ABC); "whatever" topped the list.
risadr
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 11:20:25 AM
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IMO, the most annoying words are: whatever, nothing, and fine, particularly when used during an argument. Unfortunately, I also know that I am guilty of using all of those. And others. I'm working on it, though...
AJC
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009 11:20:18 AM
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early_apex wrote:
AJC wrote:
OK. one more. Along with the "no problem", particularly with waitstaff "you guys". I'm not usually sitting there as the head cheerleader with the footbaLL team


"Are you still working on that?"


Oh Yeah. Love THAT one.
early_apex
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009 3:54:27 PM
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AJC wrote:
early_apex wrote:
AJC wrote:
OK. one more. Along with the "no problem", particularly with waitstaff "you guys". I'm not usually sitting there as the head cheerleader with the footbaLL team


"Are you still working on that?"


Oh Yeah. Love THAT one.


Yeah, I was enjoying my meal, but now that you have likened the activity to a hyena attacking a carcass, maybe I am feeling full now.
bugdoctor
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009 4:21:12 PM
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The most irritating word in the English Language:

Itch.

CARRILLO
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 8:31:57 AM
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LIKE


this is like, you know, obviously a great thing, so, clearly, I am right, OMG, like, you know, this is so whateveeeerrrrrr


:P

Galad
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vexatious

Drool
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