Meanwhile you people wrote me after I said I'm fed up with the "on a scale of 1-10" cliche and gave me the sayings you'd also like to bury deep in the cold cold ground:
I'm a little bit disappointed with sports stars giving it "one hundred and ten percent". It's beginning to sound kind of measly. How about 200%! How about 300%!
I hate "For Pete's Sake." No explanation needed, I think.
my disdain for the phrase "it is what it is" is about an 11. of course it is what it is, so why do people have to say that it is? it makes no sense to me and i am sick of hearing it.
"you would be my official hero (as of now you remain my unofficial one) if you could rid us of the phrase "for all intensive purposes." which is really "for all intents and purposes," but everyone says it fucking WRONG. it's gotta go.
You know what I am really sick of hearing? YOU KNOW. You know? Seriously, you know. "You know" has been a conversation staple of my grandmother's for many decades now, and it's at the top of my list of phrases I'd love to never hear again. Also, why are people saying LOCK IN? I don't know that one. So, my two cents. (Wait, is that another annoying one? I'm paralyzed!)
six of one/half dozen of another. at the end of the day...let's take this offline...we don't have the bandwidth to pull it off...
Irregardless..... (hate that word) Think outside of the box
"At the end of the day, ..." (though I'm guilty of overusing it myself) "For the simple fact" "Whole other level" "Nine times out of 10"
Yes, the scale became stupid some time ago. I amuse/annoy my friends with supernerd nonsense scales. On a scale from i to pi/2, I'd rate that a 1. On a scale from 7 to infinity, I'd rate that a Friday. On a scale from January to the return of Jesus Christ, I'd rate that as pretty good. You can go literary. On a scale from Dick and Jane to Finnegan's Wake, I rate that a How to Eat Fried Worms. You get the annoying idea.
Anyway, you asked us to share a phrase we're sick of hearing, and I have to admit I've always hated the phrase "you can't have your cake and eat it, too." On a scale of hatred of 1 to 10... I'd say it ranks, oh I don't know, 15. Just kidding. But it's at least a solid 7. I mean, what else are you supposed to do with cake if not eat it? Stare at it? That's just cruel. Cake is made to be eaten. I always felt it should maybe be something like "you can't have your cake and ice cream, too." Because then you'd get fat.
I absolutely HATE the phrase "comfortable in his/her own skin." I cringe as soon as I realize it's about to be said. I'm cringing right now just thinking about it!
Thanks to everyone for airing their grievances. May you go forth and live a cliche-and-wrongly-used-phrase-free day! Or whatever, I could care less.