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Annoying expressions and sayings!

By living near California, we have lots of visitors and transplants that come here in the silver state from the golden state (CA).

Thus, one can say that Nevadan common culture is influenced much by these Californians. Language, clothes and car mania are some things we have copied from them.
There is nothing more annoying to me than hearing another blond young california girl say "Oh My God" ten times in one sentence!

A close second is when people say "you know" all that time.

What sayings/expressions get on your nerves? :huh
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Annoying Sayings

Here are a few sayings or phrases that really annoy me.


"PIN Number"

Why on earth do people insist on flaunting their ignorance by saying “PIN Number”?

It makes my teeth go on edge. It makes my blood boil. It makes me howl in anguish. Surely I can’t be the only one who feels this way?

Some banks are even stupid enough to have it on their leaflets.

For anyone who doesn’t know what I am talking about, and thinks “PIN Number, what’s wrong with that?”, well, apart from the fact that you ought to be taken out and shot, let me explain...

PIN is short for Personal Identification Number, right? So PIN Number is therefore “Personal Identification Number Number”. Which is stupid right? So stop saying it then!!!!

I have also seen the phrase “Personal PIN Number”, which sent me into a seething frenzied rage, and it took four people to stop me from doing unwarranted acts of random violence to an electrical appliance. If anyone utters the phrase “Personal PIN Identification Number” I shall not be held responsible for my actions.

Update: Chip and Pin seems to have created a tidal wave of moronicity. Everyone know says "Pin Number" at the checkouts. These people really need to die.

"Safe Haven"

For those of you who don’t know, the dictionary definition of a “Haven” is “A place of safety”. So what exactly is a “Safe place of safety”? Is it a very, very safe place? Do some people think there are “Unsafe Havens”? Politicians are always using this phrase. It just goes to show how dumb most of them are!

I’ve recently started a campaign against the use of this phrase, so if you want to donate to this worthwhile cause, just send me a cheque, addressed to “Campaign Against Safe Havens”, or just C.A.S.H for short, that’s probably easier for you.

"Is That the Time?"

My wife is forever saying this one! Well of course it’s the time! What other answer could there possibly be to this question?
“No, it’s a packet of banana flavoured biscuits" ?

"Quantum Leap"

This phrase seems to have come to mean a huge step forward. Which is patently ridiculous. A quantum is just a discrete amount, and usually associated with incredibly small things, like the energy levels in a atom. So by my reckoning a "quantum leap in the exchange rate for the pound" ought to be, say, from 3.65 to 3.6500001.
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[quote author=Vegasdriver link=topic=59128.msg998972#msg998972 date=1160348501]
There is nothing more annoying to me than hearing another blond young california girl say "Oh My God" ten times in one sentence!
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I was actually thinking that as I read the thread title. VERY annoying. The "Oh My God" line makes any girl sound dumb as a doorknob, IMO.




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I hate it when people call me at home (yes, I have a landline) and ask "where are you?"


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[quote author=3AndMe link=topic=59128.msg999003#msg999003 date=1160349545]
I hate it when people call me at home (yes, I have a landline) and ask "where are you?"
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Feel the same way!

Also, when reporters say "HIV Virus"
Kinda like the PIN number statement above.
It is repetative.* Human Immunodeficiency Virus Virus"
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I hate like when people like say like all the time.


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Zoombyfast1: You seriously thought about that!!!! Props to you.

Big trucker I am on the same page as you! I hate when I am talking to someone and everyother word is LIKE....

I get sick of people saying YA KNOW!!! over and over and over... NO I DON'T KNOW grrrrrrrrrrr
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i hate people who ay i could care less, when what they meen is i COULDNT care less
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Not trying to be a racist, but I don't like it when african americans say HUH? all the time with a loud heavy tone.
Also, when canadians say hey?


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[quote author=3AndMe link=topic=59128.msg999003#msg999003 date=1160349545]
I hate it when people call me at home (yes, I have a landline) and ask "where are you?"
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Right on! Also, when they ask 'who is this"?
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