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post #91 of 340
"just sayin'"

what a completely idiotic phrase
post #92 of 340
I hate when the prefix "pre-" is unnecessarily attached to a word to create a new word that makes no sense.

"Pre-boarding" is the best example I can think of. There's no such thing as "pre-boarding" a plane - it's just boarding, it's just that some people get to do it before others. "Pre-approved" and "pre-qualified" are other examples where the use of "pre" is entirely unnecessary
post #93 of 340
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Originally Posted by tiecollector View Post
diverse
rich (as in richly diverse)
provenance is a good one, it sounds way too pretentious
partner when used to refer to a husband or wife, etc.

I agree with every example you used, especially diverse.
Popi and Mami are idiotic
I always hate when people say"You know what I mean" after every few sentences in convo. Not a word but still.
Like.
Dude.
post #94 of 340
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Originally Posted by redcaimen View Post
The word "moot" almost always strikes a discordant note. I firmly believe it destroyed Rick Springfields career.

Especially when they pronounce it "mute."

I'm surprised none of my pet peeves is mentioned:

Impacted (unless they are speaking of a wisdom tooth or constipation) or any other variation of impact that has nothing to do with a collision.

Using a reflexive case pronoun as the object of a proposition or verb (e.g. - "You must notify Ms. White or myself")

Using a subjective case pronoun as an object (e.g. - "It's the best possible course of action for Bill and I")

Plus, I agree about the misuse of "less" vs "fewer". This may not be correct, but I have always thought of less as singular and fewer as plural.

This is a great thread. English is getting the crap kicked out of it by our English-speaking society.
post #95 of 340
When the words "hip" and "trendy" are used to describe clothes.
post #96 of 340
chowder
post #97 of 340
Server farm--I don't like the way it sounds.
post #98 of 340
"flyover country"
assumes there's something better on the other side of it
post #99 of 340
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Originally Posted by designprofessor View Post
"flyover country"
assumes there's something better on the other side of it

On the other side of what?
post #100 of 340
"acute" - as in an acute condition/acute pain/acute illness

It sounds the opposite of what it means.
post #101 of 340
"liberal" or "communist" used by ignorant people and talk-show hosts piss me off. I'm pretty libertarian but hearing these words make me cringe when used to slander or label a group.
post #102 of 340
the phrase - "It's the economy, stupid."
post #103 of 340
Epic. Especially after that horrible movie came out.
post #104 of 340
"Without further ado."
post #105 of 340
blouse
debacle
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