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#1 rabbit hyde

Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:57 AM

Prompted by overhearing a conversation in the kitchen at work.

Are there any sayings or terms that make you cringe whenever you hear them?  Regardless of whether you can figure out why.

I, personally and for reasons unknown cringe whenever I hear adults talk about having "pocket money".

#2 Feraldasherie

Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:59 AM

Cakehole. <<Shudder>>

#3 klr75

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:03 PM

Darl !!!!

#4 Freddie'sMum

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:05 PM

Team Australia.

#5 Eliloulou

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:15 PM

Chillax

#6 lynneyours

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:16 PM

Aussie, aussie, aussie, oi, oi, oi.  

cringe.

#7 ComradeBob

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:16 PM

Exactly right.

#8 Just Another Cat

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:20 PM

Spag bowl




#9 BadCat

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:23 PM

Playdate annoys the hell out of me.

#10 Justaduck

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:25 PM

Dad "babysitting" when Mum is not at home

First world problems


Incorrect terms and words that aren't words!
Should of
Could of
Irregardless

#11 Puss

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:25 PM

Handouts.

#12 Tinky Winky Woo

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:28 PM

No probs.  Okies. Cray cray, All of the ones everyone else has written.

#13 Ritaroo

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:29 PM

Brain snap and Unaustralian are mine.

#14 Hands Up

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:30 PM

I second play date and using "baby sitting" for Dad looking after the kids.

#15 Especially*K*

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:32 PM

"Whatevs" - Instantly makes me want to junk punch someone

#16 Sam Wheat

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:36 PM

I really dislike being called 'darl, sweetie. hun' etc by shop assistants, it annoys me even more when they are obviously younger then me.

#17 Ireckon

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:36 PM

FML....I mean, really....

#18 Especially*K*

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

View PostSam Wheat, on 20 August 2014 - 12:36 PM, said:

I really dislike being called 'darl, sweetie. hun' etc by shop assistants, it annoys me even more when they are obviously younger then me.

Add 'Babes' to that list

#19 FeralCountryEve

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

Darl, sugar, hun, possum, love, lovie and so on. I'm not your darl!

#20 TwinMumNat

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:40 PM

First world problems
Darl etc
Cheers (the workplace is not the pub)

#21 Literally Literary

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:40 PM

View Postrabbit hyde, on 20 August 2014 - 11:57 AM, said:

Are there any sayings or terms that make you cringe whenever you hear them?  Regardless of whether you can figure out why.

- "It wasn't me, it was [name of errant sibling]."
- "You love [name of sibling] more than me."
- "I don't like this dinner - I want [name of completely different meal]."
- "Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!"

#22 Reading_Mum

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:41 PM

'Hero' or 'Warrior' when used to describe a footy player. Blerghhh, it's only a game!

#23 Coffeegirl

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:42 PM

"oh Bless"  or "Bless" when remarking on a cute or sweet event.

Edited by Coffeegirl, 20 August 2014 - 12:43 PM.


#24 MintyBiscuit

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:44 PM

Totes, unless it is referring to multiple tote bags. It never is, and it drives me bonkers. My sisters also like to use the word adorbz (not a word), and often call DS totes adorbz. I deserve a goddamn medal for not having punched them yet.

I also hate pretty much all the terms that have oddly transplanted mum or mother or mummy into them. Think mummy blogger, mumpreneur etc. The idea that having a kid somehow makes a difference to the ability to do these things makes me irrationally angry

Edited by MintyBiscuit, 20 August 2014 - 12:47 PM.


#25 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:48 PM

Yeah no.




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