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#76 Tinsilitis

Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:32 PM

Just sayin'

People use it when they know they are saying something they shouldn't, that is rude, or thoughtless. Yet they still say it, and make it all ok with just sayin'

Edited by bronhilda, 20 August 2014 - 02:33 PM.

#77 Renovators delight

Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:33 PM

Pan frying the protein to seal in the juices.  Pop it in the oven to bring it to temperature and it'll be beautiful.

Worst cooking paragraph ever.

I discovered one the other day reading American recipes - creamy peanut butter. Ugh. Sounds like something to buy at a sex shop. Will stick to smooth peanut paste.

#78 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:33 PM

View Poststeppy, on 20 August 2014 - 02:25 PM, said:

Well there is deep fryer fried I guess. People don't say that though - deep fryer fried. Maybe pan fried is meant to sound healthier or something.

A similar thing to the term "garden vegetables". Where else would they have come from?

#79 Unsure84

Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:37 PM

Yummy mummy

#80 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

Yes, yes, yes OGM - lady garden - just revolting.

People thinking "unique" means "different" re baby names.

#81 ~Marvin~

Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:00 PM


'the whole kit & caboodle' What the hell is a caboodle?

Bun in the oven
Up the duff

shagged - just say tired?

#82 Lime-Polka-Dot

Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:00 PM

"Don't get me wrong / at the end of the day" I have a good friend who I love to bits but she uses both in nearly every sentence.

"Amazeballs" "cray cray" "the sitch" "cool bananas" "bubs" "preggers"

#83 Jingleflea

Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:18 PM

I hate people who say (and one particular local mother's FB page is rife with it) "I seen".
It's "I've seen" or "I HAVE seen". Or " I saw". Not" I seen!"

#84 SophieBear

Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:20 PM

"Harden up Princess" makes me furious!



and another who hates "Just Sayin'"

A guy at work says "Correct Weight" when something is right and it makes me cringe. It sounds so stupid

#85 PattiODoors

Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:21 PM

Oh and another...

What's this "like a boss" nonsense?

I've got a few friends (mainly the younger ones) on Facebook who post a photo of themselves doing some "cool" hand signal with the caption "like a boss" underneath.

I don't get it and they look nothing like my boss ( who is a woman in her 60's, does not wear caps at a funny angle nor does she do a duck face while doing a pointy V signal sideways with her fingers....)

#86 seayork2002

Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:30 PM

This is combined with an action

"call me" or "Give me a call" etc. combined with the 'phone hands'

#87 BadCat

Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:43 PM

Yeah, when it is used at the end of a sentence as a means to check the listener's understanding of an idea or instruction.

Wrap it in bacon and then put it in the oven, yeah?

#88 steppy

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:01 PM

View PostFunky Cold Ribena, on 20 August 2014 - 03:21 PM, said:

Oh and another...

What's this "like a boss" nonsense?

It's from that lonely island song 'like a boss' isn't it? I only heard the phrase after that song.

#89 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:08 PM

"Prime Minister Tony Abbott"

or, even more scary:

"Prime Minister Tony Abbott said..."

#90 Riotproof

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:10 PM

View PostFunky Cold Ribena, on 20 August 2014 - 02:19 PM, said:

Pan fried is also another annoying phrase.

How else are you going to fry your bloody protein?  On a plastic plate?
in a deep fryer.

#91 Loore

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:12 PM

Stay at home mum/working mum

#92 MoonPie

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:14 PM

"These days."

Like, "no one is honest these days."

People aren't any more awful now than they ever were before!

#93 ainira

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:23 PM

View PostCanberra Chick, on 20 August 2014 - 04:14 PM, said:

I have been told that using 'deliver' should be avoided too - pizzas are delivered, not policies/initiatives.

My work is mostly funded by government grants, and our progress reports have to provide the status of project "deliverables" (following reporting template provided by department, so "deliverables" must be an actual word) :lol:

#94 Allosaurus

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:23 PM

Yummy Mummy, Hot Mama, MILF

If she is attractive, what has her mother role got to do with it?

#95 Renovators delight

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:24 PM

Oh oh, I haven't been at work for a year, but most hated ever - utilise.

There is no need to use it. Use use. Argh.

#96 More than a Mother

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:25 PM

'of' instead of 'have'

bub/bubs/bubba. It doesn't sound nice, so why?

mom. Are we in America?

Name shortening without asking if it's ok.


#97 mskk86

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:31 PM

DH used to use the saying 'In like Flynn' all the time... I absolutely hated that saying, to me it sounds dirty! Needless to say, he doesn't use it anymore!

#98 seayork2002

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:33 PM

Text speak

#99 ainira

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:34 PM

My pet hates...

Polly speak:
- going forward/ moving forward
- working families
- fair dinkum
- fix the budget (and all variants uttered by TA and co)
- future proofing

Vaguely sexist ones:
- mumpreneur
- housewife
- Stay at home mum/ working mum

- Cray cray <- this one makes me particularly stabby (apologies to PP who hates 'stabby')
- Amazeballs
- At the end of the day
- Rule of thumb (hated this ever since one of my first year lecturer said that it's based on the acceptable width of a cane a husband use to beat his wife. Not sure if this is a myth though).

Edited by ainira, 20 August 2014 - 04:35 PM.

#100 Lou-bags

Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:36 PM

I haven't read the entire thread so forgive me if this has been suggested already.

I hate (hate HATE) when people call parmigiana a "parmi".

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