Obnoxious Phrases

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 22, 2015








There was click bait on facebook, 6 Obnoxious Phrases Everyone Says Without Realizing It. This is from Answers dot com, which always makes you click five times to get to the next line. Is this racist?

Since it was a picture file, you could not copy the bait line. You had to type it out. This will be handy when trying to find a text list of the 6 phrases. However, this was not on the front page of search results. To save the readers the labor of clicking through, here are the obnoxious phrases: Literally, It’s Like Crack!, I Would Totally Hit/Tap That, Man, That’s Gay, No Offense, Haters Gonna Hate, Addicted, Like, Totes, That’s so ghetto, Sorry not sorry, It is what it is, That’s retarded. Some bright readers will notice that 13 phrases are listed. Whatever.

The google page looks like a post can be milked out. Thought catalog has a top ranked result, and in an hour their server might finally open the post. Puffho contributes 22 Common Phrases We All Secretly Hate. “My bad.” “Sorry I’m not sorry.” “No worries.” “Chill out.” “Sunday funday!” “Everything happens for a reason.” Do you really believe that?

10 Things That Brits Don’t Realize Are Offensive to Americans is to be expected. It does not list tacky things to say, but rather general lines of conversation. An example: “Sex talk and toilet humor Like swearing, discussing what goes on between the sheets or on the loo is a lot less common among friends in the U.S. I only get to talk toilet trash when I’m back in the U.K., where I’ll happily spend an evening necking a full-bodied Rioja and discussing orifices.” Absolutely.

14 shitty sayings looked promising. Then a pop up arose. “No one likes pop-ups. Shit. Anyway, now that we’re here, I’ll tell you that if you like Wait But Why, you should give our email list a try. We’ll only send you 2-4 emails a month, right when new posts come out.” You can’t make this stuff up.

One bright spot in this affair is 11 Overused Phrases Dumb People Say. 1. “It is what it is” 2. The formula of: “How X was Y??,” How good was that steak?,” “How random was that?” 3. “I don’t give a rat’s ass” 4. “If someone would have told me a decade ago that in 10 years I’d be doing X, I would NEVER have believed it.” 5. “The dog wants out” 6. “…it does. It really does.” 7. “That is really unique.” 8. “I could care less” 9. “How do you REALLY feel?” 10. “You can’t win for losing.” 11. “I am NOT a happy camper.” In the comments, DrZack Martin adds “Just saying thanks wouldn’t just be enough, for the fantastic fluency in your writing.” Awesome.

The most ironic title in this collection is 12 things that only a douchebag would say. The use of a hygiene appliance as an insult is obsolete. When you hit the Continue button, the cursor goes to the next button on top of the page. When you hit next, nothing happens. It might be for the best. Maybe the authors credit will have to do. “Neil Bulson writes words for money. Some of them are even funny. Hey, that rhymed! As you can see, it is probably best not to encourage him.”

Pictures are from The Library of Congress. LOL










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