BGP QOTD: What phrase or widely used term do you hate the most?

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    These aren't phrases but IMO instead of being honestly descriptive they are merely marketing words which for the most part have no connection to the product or service they are supposed to describe: craft, boutique, artisan and niche.
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    "I'm just saying...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    I think for me it's basically all corporate jargon. "Synergy" is probably the one that makes me roll my eyes the most at current.
    How about "shift the paradigm"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    "I'm just saying...."
    I love that one. Ugh, just sayin'...

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    Here are a couple I deal with practically daily:

    "To your point...." This is said to leadership by a Co worker who should not say anything at all, but cannot stand silence.

    "Do you see what I did there?" This is said by one of my bosses several times throughout a lecture on any given day, about any random topic he may not actually understand himself.

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    I hate when people start with "Honestly" or "to be honest". I instantly have my meter on high alert

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    If you want to be smothered in meaningless jargon, read some of the stuff that the education industry puts out........(had two JCPS teachers in my family).

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    When I first moved to Cincinnati I used to hear people say "Please?" when they didn't hear/understand you. Never understood that. Thank goodness I don't hear it as much anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    When I first moved to Cincinnati I used to hear people say "Please?" when they didn't hear/understand you. Never understood that. Thank goodness I don't hear it as much anymore.
    I still say it, didn't know that bothered anyone. Interesting.

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    "Absolutely." (usually in response to a question)

    There are very few absolutes in life, and what you just responded to is probably not one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    When I first moved to Cincinnati I used to hear people say "Please?" when they didn't hear/understand you. Never understood that. Thank goodness I don't hear it as much anymore.
    Has to so with the density of folks with German heritage in the area. The German word "bitte" has several meanings, including "please", "thank you" and "pardon?"...so the colloquial use of "please?" is an example of something being slightly lost in translation.

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    On the sports side, "They were flat" bugs me, especially when it is a big game. 95% of the time, it is an excuse for got your butt kicked by a better team.

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    "Mr" followed by the first name of a guy, as in "Hello Mr, John". Twice as annoying when a guy says it.

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    "You go girl". Hate that one too.

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    "Did you get a haircut?"

    As a man, it's pretty damn obvious when I did and that question is just pointless. Why do people feel the need to acknowledge that they noticed you got a haircut?

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