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Old 08-22-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Some people who try to be fashionable overuse the phrase "per se" when describing or comparing something. Worse yet, when they write it, they spell it "per say." Say what??
Yeah, and most people misuse it. They use it to mean "so to speak" instead of "in and of itself."
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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Default Not so much? Too much!

I began noticing the recurrence of the phrase "not so much" a couple of years ago, and I started asking the people who used it when they started using it. They all said they'd always used it, or couldn't remember not using it. This is an indication of how this stuff creeps into our vocabs, and how oblivious we can be to the process. The other aspect of this that intrigues me is why people continually appropriate these phrases as if they coined them ... maybe that's their appeal. Public domain.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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I think this whole issue of appropriation of phrases deserves some serious study. Why do so many hip phrases get so old so fast? Mainly because people overuse them, having no sense of saturation, and expect to get strokes for having the taste to use a current [we need a new word for buzzword].

We are an intensely imitative species, but are we totally unaware of the negative implications of buzzword overuse? Been there, done that ... no kidding.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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I am so tired of the media's use of the phrase "not so much," as in "Fox's new show did well, but ABC's, not so much." This is right up there with "how cool is that." What is the origin of this phrase, is it from a movie or something? Why does the media have to take these little buzzwords (like "bling") and catchphrases and run them into the ground?! Just a pet peeve!
Sorry about the edit ... but peeve is spelt peeve.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: very near Georgetown, KY
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What about things like this:

prolly -> probably
sup -> what's up
meh -> i don't care
ub2 -> you should also

Honestly, folks, I'm not nearly as concerned about our primary language becoming Spanish (Ee-span-oh) as I am about it becoming TxtMsg.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Mid Missouri (Miz-oo-ree)
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Talking " Oh man", "I'm so not into" "huh" and "ya think"

"Irregardless" of the weariness of hearing these phrases continually repeated, "at the end of the day" "basically" " it's not so much", "um"..."stuff" like "that's what I'm talking about" and "I'm just saying"; it's the thought of repercussions on our future speech from the day the overuse of such phrases became "the norm". The day propriety "went missing", "so to speak"; "I mean" "it's insane! Catch phrases " in and of themselves" are acceptable for occasional us, "so to speak", and we cannot escape them without "crossing over". "Wow", this post is "hot", "I totally get it" "As always" you can post here "24/7". Did I overuse these phrases....."my bad" Are we still "cool", "M-man"?
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:47 PM
 
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The only one that bugs me is Make no mistake....

First time I heard it was coming out of George Bush's mouth years ago.
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