questionswhat words or phrases annoy you?

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The "I could care less" definitely gets on my nerves. I also see a lot of people who misspell the word "definitely" and it becomes "defiantly" as in "I'm DEFIANTLY going to get this ___." Really? Who's saying you shouldn't do it that you have to defy them?

Other than those two, I'm good. My granny is an old country woman, so I always hear crazy stuff. One time she said that she was "Busier than a one-legged cat trying to cover up its $h1t on a frozen lake," so most phrases don't bother me, unless the people utilizing them use the word or phrase wrong.

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Text speak that butchers the proper spelling of words. Example: "Dat" versus "that" "Lyke" instead of "Like". Anything that requires me to read the message out loud in order to understand the contents pretty much.

...wow, I sound like an old codger and I'm not even thirty.

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I rarely get annoyed by things like this, though I generally note them.

One comment, on "price point." I believe the term originated in the context of a graph of something vs. price (say with price on the horizontal access). A price point then would be a point on some graphed quantity at a certain price (ie. along a vertical line at a given price in this example). However, taken out of context, it becomes meaningless and there is no point to the "point."

@captainsuperdawg:

Unless you intended it as a joke, you might want to look into the use of "utilize" (if it was inteded as a joke, then +5 for the subtle irony). ;)

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Redundant phrases... particularly "PIN number" (I hear it all the time at work.)

Also, the response, "Not if I see you first!" to the phrase, "See you later!" Unless the responder hides when he/she sees the other person before having been seen, of course the original speaker will see him/her later (as in "after").

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overuse of "like" and "ya know" as fill-ins during conversations

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I hate when people speak acronyms. If you are too lazy to laugh, or say oh my god, then dont speak. Dont bother saying OMG or LOL.

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Oooh! Thought of another one: literally.
"I've been waiting in line literally forever!" No you haven't, shut up.

And yes @baqui63, I intended it to be a little mini-joke that keen observers such as yourself would catch. But, since you pointed it out, it's ruined. All that planning and waiting for the right moment gone. Down the drain. Never to be seen again. I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling deals.woot users.

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"I reached out to . . ." Why can't one just say I asked or contacted or questioned so and so?

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When peeps say Aks instead of Ask. Not sure why, but annoying as

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@teenracer6: I admit to using LOL, and apolgize for that. It's known as a shortcut. I have no excuse, though. Is it acceptable to do this :-D <---that's me laughing out loud.

@silo11: Oh, dear. You just gave a good example of why some phrases/words are okay to some people & not to others. I do not like aks (I spell it axe) either. On the other hand, I cringe at the word peeps. Another contradiction perhaps: I love the made-up word sheeple. ;-)

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I love this... I agree with all of you.

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Epic. I hate Epic. Lots of people know this though.

Also nobody else can relate to this one but, "Do you really need the VIN to order the right parts" YES. Why would I ask for that if I didn't need it?! And people ask me this once a week I guarantee it!

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Using any verb that is a shortened version of a noun, but not an actual verb (orientate, utilize, conversate).

Irregardless is my pet peeve.

Holiday edition: "gift" as a verb. We already have a word for that, and it is give. I will give you a present, or a sweater, or a bicycle, but I will not gift it to you. I could give you the gift of a sweater. I could present you with a bicycle. I could bestow an iPod upon you, but I could not gift you any of that. Well, maybe I'd gift you a lump of coal.

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It is, what it is....

So annoying..