Wednesday, May 13, 2009

not allowed to be spoken

i love this list from they might be giants of annoying popular catchphrases that are not permitted to be spoken within the band. some of my favorites (i.e. least favorites):


don’t go there

it’s all good

it is what it is

no worries



i'd add to this "my bad." i'm sure there are more, just can't think of them at the moment.

11 comments:

mama d said...

Count me in on "It is what it is"!! Every time I hear that, I want to strangle someone! Preferably the person saying it.

David said...

I hate any inappropriate comparisons to Nazis or Hitler. I also

jen said...

ha! great list. i want to post it on my fridge.

holly k said...

how about "true, that" ugh.

lizzie lou said...

i can't believe i didn't think of "true that"! HATE it. and yes, david, i'm really tired of "(blank) nazi."

margot said...

oh my god, i am going to adopt this as my personal list! there are just so many awful expressions in the world (e.g. "playing the whatever card.)

lizzie lou said...

how about in german?? any annoying expressions?

margot said...

i know i am SO HORRIBLE AND MEAN, but basically anything distinctively schwäbisch annoys the hell out of me.

lizzie lou said...

i find that so funny, since i wouldn't know schwäbisch if it bit me on the butt.

World of Julie said...

I mostly underscore the misuse of "literally." Once a story on NPR said someone was "literally in the hands of god."

I'd also add "not on my radar screen."

lizzie lou said...

YES. both of those, YES.