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#2251101 - 03/24/21 02:51 PM "New" Phrases that make you crazy..
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What are phrases that make you crazy..for no particularly good reason-but they DO....
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Prolly - I seriously want to flick someone in the forehead when they say or type it especially in a work email

"No problem" when did this become used instead of "You're Welcome?" Do I respond "I'm glad I wasn't a problem" or does that now start a whole new conversation that I don't' really want to have either??
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#2251106 - 03/24/21 03:18 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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That's one of my husband's biggest pet peeves - 'No Problem'.
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#2251108 - 03/24/21 03:28 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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Not long after I started at the bank, I was included in a leadership class along with about 10 other employees. One of the things I have always taken from that class was the instructor telling us that we should NEVER use "no problem" when talking/helping people. You're welcome should always be used. Every time I hear "no problem" these days I always think of her and that class.

While I probably do slip at times and do say "no problem", I always try to add you're welcome to it to correct myself. I have to say though, it's probably not something I really ever thought about until that class.

Something that drives me absolutely crazy is when someone refers to me as sweetheart or honey or hun....you get the idea....that doesn't know me. For instance, when I'm shopping and the person ringing me up refers to me as one of these. They are usually much younger than me and it just drives me crazy! Just say "Thank you" and leave it at that.....

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#2251113 - 03/24/21 03:51 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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#2251122 - 03/24/21 04:49 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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Use of the word "adulting"
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#2251123 - 03/24/21 04:57 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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I hate it when rational adults don't understand that "verse" is never a form of the word "versus".
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#2251128 - 03/24/21 05:11 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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For younger generations, "you're welcome" can sometimes be used passive aggressively or rudely. I think that's why "no problem" is used in its place in our vernacular. I use both, but generally I reserve a "you're welcome" for more meaningful things, that actually were a problem or inconvenience to me. Using "you're welcome" for every little thing dilutes it, in my view.
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#2251129 - 03/24/21 05:12 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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"No problem" doesn't bother me at all and i sometimes say it.
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#2251137 - 03/24/21 05:50 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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Improper use of literally. Drives me crazy. It has been misused so much it's definition now includes figuratively. Just.....no.
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#2251141 - 03/24/21 05:58 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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"Work family"......i have great friends at work....but they aren't my "work family". And don't say "we're all in this together" when what you mean is "i screwed this up, so please fix it".
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#2251142 - 03/24/21 05:58 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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Here's one that drives me crazy - It's a mute point. I think you mean it's a moot point.
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#2251144 - 03/24/21 06:03 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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Would a mute point be one that goes unsaid?
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#2251146 - 03/24/21 06:19 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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Now - who's picturing a mime just about now?
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#2251150 - 03/24/21 06:28 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. rlcarey
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Okay that made me almost spit my coffee out all over my desk. Well stated.

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#2251151 - 03/24/21 06:30 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. rlcarey
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Originally Posted by rlcarey
Would a mute point be one that goes unsaid?
laugh laugh LOL

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#2251154 - 03/24/21 06:36 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. TMatt87
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Originally Posted by TMatt87
For younger generations, "you're welcome" can sometimes be used passive aggressively or rudely. I think that's why "no problem" is used in its place in our vernacular. I use both, but generally I reserve a "you're welcome" for more meaningful things, that actually were a problem or inconvenience to me. Using "you're welcome" for every little thing dilutes it, in my view.

Not a phrase but an attitude that drives me crazy. Why am I supposed to adapt to someone else's generational idea that polite conversation is passive aggressive or rude? Latest one I saw was that putting a period in a text is passive aggressive to younger generations too. Seriously?!

(TMatt87, this is not aimed at you specifically. You just hit a nerve that elicited my response.)

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#2251158 - 03/24/21 06:55 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. burkemi
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someone at work said "this literally killed me", and I just couldn't stop laughing...literally...haha
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#2251160 - 03/24/21 07:06 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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I get a chuckle listening to people pronounce the word "texts". It comes out sounding like anything from "Texas" to.....well...other stuff. People don't say "test us" for "tests" so it is really baffling to me why it's so hard for them to say "texts". I mean...if you can say "text"...just say "text" again when you mean "texts" and you'll be good.
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#2251165 - 03/24/21 07:31 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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when people say the ellipses.

"dot, dot, dot" drives me bonkers! It's punctuation! You don't say "question mark", why say "dot, dot, dot"?

Plus, it's only 3 periods, 4 if ending a sentence, anything else is wrong.
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#2251166 - 03/24/21 07:33 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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Do i need to go edit my ellipses above? smile I count 5 in one of them.......i just type periods until it feels good.
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#2251174 - 03/24/21 08:15 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. raitchjay
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Originally Posted by raitchjay
Do i need to go edit my ellipses above? smile I count 5 in one of them.......i just type periods until it feels good.

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#2251178 - 03/24/21 08:27 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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Hearing "office" used as a verb.
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#2251188 - 03/24/21 08:57 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. OldeTymeBanker
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Originally Posted by OldeTymeBanker
Hearing "office" used as a verb.

Thankfully, i haven't heard that one yet. I have heard "efforting" (not so much here in my bank, but on TV) starting to come into vogue.....such as, "I'm efforting to get you an answer on that question".
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#2251201 - 03/24/21 10:32 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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I'm a millennial, but my pet peeve is the shortening of words like there's a Twitter character limitation when speaking i.e. "totes" for totally, or "probs" for probably.
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#2251220 - 03/25/21 12:50 PM Re: "New" Phrases that make you crazy.. MidwestCFE
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That is totes adorbs. smirk laugh
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