Thursday, September 4, 2008

13 Sayings/Phrases I'm Tired of Hearing

I am to the point of rolling my eyes each
time I hear someone (or myself) use one
of these overused or misused
comments/sayings/phrases/excuses.


  1. It is what it is. Well, yes, what else would it be?


  2. I can't help it. Really? You can't or you won't/don't want to?


  3. Whassup? Is it really that hard to pronounce those two words or does it take that long that we have to try to squish it into one "word".


  4. Sorry/I'm sorry. This is great if it is a genuine apology for an actual offense or even when used to indicate compassion (as in, " I'm sorry you had to go through that.") but not in place of excuse me or other phrases when you didn't hear what someone said. Also, not when you've done nothing wrong. If you say I'm sorry and I have to ask for what you probably don't need to be saying it. (There are some exceptions of course if you've done something awful that I just don't know about yet.)


  5. OMG/LOL. While this may be fine while texting, emailing, etc. saying it out loud in a conversation just sounds stupid.


  6. Are we there yet? Clearly not if we are still driving/flying /walking.


  7. Is it Friday yet? Guilty! So I understand the sentiment but it is very overused.


  8. TGIF/Thank God it's Friday. Closely related to the above except I don't say it!


  9. I am what I am. As a statement of fact, it is obvious and redundant. As an excuse refer to #2.


  10. For a limited time only. If actually true, it's annoying and, as is more often the case, if it means for a limited time till the next limited time it is doubly annoying.


  11. I was just kidding/joking/teasing. Usually stated as an excuse after saying something mean, insensitive, or offensive.


  12. Flustrated. You can be flustered or you can be frustrated. You can even be flustered and frustrated. You cannot, however, be flustrated - it is not a word!


  13. Family values. One of the most overused/deceptive phrases in politics. Whose values? My family's, your family's? If you are touting them as a reason for me to vote for you and you mean Christian values, than have the guts to say that and be sure it encompasses all Christian values not just one key issue. Further, be careful that you are attempting to live those values and are making your personal choices based on all of them, not just giving lip-service to them.



12 comments:

PopinFresh said...

Oh, but Canadians are so use to saying Sorry even when it's not their fault. ^_~

Good list!

~ Popin

Jennifer said...

Oh wow, I can really relate to this list!!!! I do use LOL wayyy too much, but only on emails. I wouldn't dream of actually saying "lol" in conversation! That's ridiculous!

My husband really can't stand that "it is what it is" phrase. Drives him CRAZY! Great list!! Thanks for stopping by my island :)

Christine@AreWeThereYetMom said...

The one I found most interesting is #6!!

Thus my blog was born!!

I used to use LOL, now I just type it, or something like, Oh my, or Oh no,

Instead of I am sorry, I like..."I apologize..."

Great list!
And your photos are beautiful BTW!

Elaine said...

yeah number 11 is a biggee! and my sister in law is always walking into me, or just STANDING where i need to walk, and then she says 'sorry' and i KNOW she's not sorry or she wouldn't keep on doing it! lol

MommyWizdom said...

Hmn, I've never heard the term flustrated - interesting. This is an onslaught of pet peeves, He hee. I hope you have a great weekend...

Leeann said...

LOL, I'm an "I'm sorry?" person when I didn't hear someone. Usually, because I feel bad that I've made them repeat themselves.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Yeah, I'm kind of tired of some of those too. Also have to admit I use some of them. :-( I'll be paying more attention to what I say.

storyteller said...

Interesting list … I’m still trying to catch up with unread posts in my reader from this past week (and beyond in some cases). As for #4 … I try to bear in mind something I learned from Randy Pausch in his last lecture … who said something like “I’m sorry. I was wrong. How can I make things right.” I couldn’t agree more with #12 … it’s one or the other … not both.
Hugs and blessings,

Donna said...

People actually SAY LOL and/or OMG... now that is just silly. As for the rest of them, I so couldn't agree more. Although, the "is it Friday, yet" is something I think if not say way, way too often.

And thanks for stopping by my blog. Stop by anytime! Occasionally, I say something important. ;)

Nicholas said...

OMG, do people actually say LOL out loud?

As well as "just kidding" people sometimes say "No offence meant, but..." and then they go on to say something unforgivably offensive.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

You are shrewd and wise as usual.

Tommy V said...

nice catch of the sunrise