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Old 10-17-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: MT/36 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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........absolutely drives me crazy when someone says:..."spare me"...to indicate their dis-pleasure
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:39 PM
 
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I'm not a fan of the saying "live life to the fullest" or it's variant, "live each day like it's your last." Although noble in intent, I am not sure those who make these statements are able to back them up with the sort of passion statements like that require.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:10 AM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Pip Squeak supplier for Wash. D.C.~
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Kick it up a notch..
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:24 AM
 
Location: right here
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One of the owners of the company I work for says "it is what it is" all the time-now EVERYONE at my job says it...it absolutley drives me crazy..
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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"Drinking the Kool-Aid." Not sure why it's become so overused now. This article was funny. http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...,347333.column
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:31 PM
 
Location: New England
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Gifted.

"My grandmother GIFTED it to me in her old age." Doesn't anyone GIVE things to people anymore?

You give a gift. So do you gift a gift too?
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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Gifted.

"My grandmother GIFTED it to me in her old age." Doesn't anyone GIVE things to people anymore?

You give a gift. So do you gift a gift too?
I HATE that. "Gifted" as a past-tense verb seems to have popped up with the "Acquire it" mentality of the 1980's.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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Over-used sports commentary: "He has to make that catch."

Business jargon: "Traction", "ping", "at the end of the day", "reboot"

Black sayings adopted by white people: "That's what I'm talking about!", "shout-out"
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Gifted.

"My grandmother GIFTED it to me in her old age." Doesn't anyone GIVE things to people anymore?

You give a gift. So do you gift a gift too?
I have regifted.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: PA (work in NJ)
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Gifted.

"My grandmother GIFTED it to me in her old age." Doesn't anyone GIVE things to people anymore?

You give a gift. So do you gift a gift too?
I was just thinking this the other night! I hear "gift" being used as a verb too often now. On Antiques Roadshow the other night, someone had something appraised that had been "gifted" to her years ago. Foundations and charities overuse this too: He gifted the foundation $1000. She gifted her used car to the Cancer Society.

Why not just "give" or "donate"? It's really, really annoying.
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