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Old 06-09-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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Okay. It seems that a lot of people love to throw out all kinds of crapola to justify any stupid or wrong actions. It's really amazing the kind of stuff you hear. Here is my favorite dumb pop-psychology word, one that has set my teeth on edge for decades:

"Closure."

The person who coined that word apparently believes that 1) life is supposed to be neat and tidy, 2) that the best way to heal emotional wounds is to drag them out into the light of day and talk about them endlessly with the person who caused them, and 3) the ensuing discussion will make things right, particularly if you have a poignant little piano track playing in the background, la a Lifetime Movie Of The Week.

So what about yours? What's your fave?
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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"Issues."
"It is what it is."
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Labeling everything as a syndrome and then applying an acronym to it...inevitably the person who is either diagnosed or self-diagnosed seeks some sort of disability compensation for new syndrome.
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: PORT ANGELES, WA
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Not sure about the psychology part but one word I hate hearing is

"PHENOMENAL"

I wish people would STOP using this term....errrrgh

"oh , your kitchen is phenomenal, this alfredo is phenomenal..."
You have to whine in order to say it right!

NO MORE!!!!
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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Labeling everything as a syndrome and then applying an acronym to it...inevitably the person who is either diagnosed or self-diagnosed seeks some sort of disability compensation for new syndrome.
Oh, I like that. You especially see that in a lot of addictions, such as alcoholism. As in alcoholism is a "disease."

Well, if alcoholism were a disease, why don't we have a medical treatment for it? Right now, the only apparent treatment for this so-called disease is to stand in a room full of strangers and talk about what a bad person you are, put your trust in a higher power such as God, and acknowledge that you have no control over your life. Do we treat cancer this way? Or diabetes? I mean, if alcoholism is a disease, then why the heck aren't researchers toiling around the clock to invent a pill for it?
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh's 'EAST SIDE'
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The word "hating" (offering a different opinion from the majority) or "hater" (the person offering the different opinion from the majority)....

No there are times when this word DOES describe a specific behavior or person, but I don't like it when people are called this just by offering a different opinion.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:04 PM
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"How's that working for you?"

Dr. Phil McGraw - quack extraordinaire
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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Here's another one I like, even though I'll use it occasionally: "Self-esteem."

In and of itself, self-esteem is not a bad thing. What I take exception to is how people feel they are automatically entitled to it, like the right to vote. In my opinion, you get self-esteem by actually doing something, not just breathing and taking up space. If you want self-esteem, make decent grades, get a job, or fulfill your basic obligations to society.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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"You teach people how to treat you. " said in a way that implies it's all your fault for being discriminated against or abused.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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You left out the condescending and contemptuous tone of voice.

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"How's that working for you?"

Dr. Phil McGraw - quack extraordinaire
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