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I Dislike Certain Phrases

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    For a Variety of Reasons

    A lot of phrases that are overrused, are used to reinforce stereotypes, and do not enable people to put much creativity into their vocabulary.  The same phrases are repeated over and over to the extent that their words becoming meaningless.   Today my detested...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 28, 2009

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    Practice Makes Perfect

    It's not true, children. You will never become perfect. I used to think if I set my mind to something I could do it no matter what. It's not true though. Nobody is perfect, and kids need to learn this and stop wasting their time on things they're not meant to or don't want to do...
    PyroPyrate PyroPyrate 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2011

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    Kafka-esque

    Thank God most schools in the US stopped teaching anything worth reading, because in the 90s I was getting a bit annoyed at the over use of the term Kafka-esque. Thankfully the metamorphosis of modern education into a big joke has caused a reduction in the use of this banal trope...
    kryptonian kryptonian 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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    To name a few........

    .. Fresh frozen....well what else would it have been, spoiled then frozen? It's hailing!!! ....95% of the time that's way wrong. hail is common only in warm weather , believe it or not, with thunderstorms. Usually it is sleet that is falling, when it's cold and as a sort of...
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M Apr 29, 2014

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    I Hate The Phrase "Everything Happens For A Reason."

    "Oh everything happens for reason." Is it just me, or does anyone else hate the phrase "everything happens for a reason?" To me, this phrase would mean that NONE of us are in control of our future or destiny. And wouldn't that suck? See, if everything happens for a reason...
    kraftsmooth kraftsmooth 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Just A Few

    It annoys the hell out of me when somebody complains about something stupid like their pen running out of ink or losing their car for week and some stupid mofo says "first world problems" . My first issue with this is life isnt f*king twitter dude. You can't just use twitter hash...
    Nic00l Nic00l 16-17, F Nov 12, 2012

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    Two

    The following are the phrases I simply hate. Of course, these are also the phrases my mom uses the most. Is there some sort of corollary? 1. "It will make you a well-rounded [insert round gesture] person." I put well-rounded in bold because that's what she...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F Aug 7, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Not many, but some. I even have some tendencies.. But.. Those who are so dry. Dry like an raisin. Up tight, snobbish. Never any laughter, especially not about themselves. Those...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    the superficiality is tremendous. the distraction is bold, and rude, leaving everyone blank. the world is pure white, like snow. there is no true character in my peers. there's...
    uuftk uuftk 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    Things I like: 1-climbing into a bed with fresh, clean sheets. 2- a long, long hot shower. 3- falling asleep with the windows open when there's a thunderstorm in the distance. 4- a...
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I dislike that the iOS app doesn't let you create your own "experiences" labels & that you can only choose from onea where somebody has already used
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 14

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    I'm also in the "I am a gamer" group, but probably not for much longer. (Edit: Not in that group anymore.) First, I think it's necessary to say that people change, and not just...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    I'm a pretty odd person. I'm not exactly your average teen. Most people I know dislike me for that. Oh well. I've learned that this is who I am and as long as I can accept me for...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Wtk 5 Things You Like and 5 Things You Dislike
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    People make such a fuss over these things, but are they really as good as people claim? People say they pity me for the fact I can't feel or read certain emotions. It I think it...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    ... Like watching someone brush their teeth or when a person is trying to talk to you while brushing their teeth lol it just grosses me out for some reason.
    inloveandeath inloveandeath 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    Yup. They're completely repulsive and pathetic. It's sickening how they are even ASSOCIATED with great rational good men by even having a penis. Why they aren't castrated is...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    i can't stand a weak man. I've gotta have someone that knows how to handle me and any other situation that arises. I'm hard to deal with and a guy has to be up to that challenge...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Parents that won't hold their babies hand on a busy street, infuriate me
    oopsusernameistaken oopsusernameistaken 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I would complain the cosplayers cant act by using words for the characters they play.
    Sullan Sullan 36-40, M Mar 5

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    Feb. 16th it snowed up a storm. Since then we have been snowed in and covered up with many inches of snow and ice. Yesterday was the first time we drove out of our driveway to go...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 5 Responses Mar 5

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    Does anybody else have a family member or friend, that cant go two sentences without saying how much money they make or what they paid for something ! l find it so annoying . Makes...
    PSULLY63 PSULLY63 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Omg omg omg. Ulterior motives bite as bad as lies.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ self-explanatory
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F Mar 7

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    ^^^^^^^^ Self-explanatory
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Yeah, like I said nobody in this world loves me! period!
    craz3f8g craz3f8g 18-21 1 Response Mar 7

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    Some people kill just for the thrill Some people have hate in their will Their souls are twisted, their conscience gone The families of the deceased do not hate The one who...
    lovemealways01 lovemealways01 31-35, F Mar 8

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    Have you ever read something that made you want to cry but you can't because if you did that person would notice and get worried? They would ask you what's wrong? I know the...
    pimpchen pimpchen 16-17, F Mar 8

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    I think that all governments that participate in this madness should be required to cease this and pay every citizen that has suffered through this at least $20,000 per year that...
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M Mar 8

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    Virtually worthless bipeds. Almost identical to republicans.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 9

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    And get called one by arrogantly clueless bipeds who think they can read people better than most.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 10

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    I am a sailor - my user name might give that away. Aside from my relationship with my Wife pretty much everything I love to do involves moderate to nice weather. I love sailing...
    pdqsailor1 pdqsailor1 51-55, M Mar 10

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    okay when ur an honors student taking a 10th grade lvl class for social studies and can complete ur test in 10 mins cause its multiple choice realthats not testing knowledge u...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Yep I do... Even when others mean well and care deeply. Unless you've walked in another's shoes... Truly walked in their shoes!... You can't know what it's really like for them...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I feel like we're all rats running, lost in the same maze, looking for the way out and trampling anyone that gets in our way. I feel like I've found the exit, the escape. Or...
    NewShoes12 NewShoes12 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    It has been cold and yucky and overcast and rainy here in Shreveport for a month! I'm ready for sunshine and cookouts and camping and playing outside. This weather just makes me...
    ynotjenn ynotjenn 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I had heard you've been working out, when I haven't been and have been told you don't look like you workout, when I do workout that really doesn't make you feel good. You might as...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 11

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    It happens a lot when argue with my grandma, mom and with my aunt. One argument I had really got on my nervse. I tried to tell them before you have children, you have to pair...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 11

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    I rather keep my own so don't tell me yours.
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 12

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    Call me a racist but this should have been done I see it as justified. Right after 9/11 all Muslims should have been put in concentration camps and Islam should have been outlawed...
    7531yo 7531yo 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 12

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    Those poor babies. I feel so bad for them
    S3XnRR23 S3XnRR23 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I love the "Poverty means Purity in the rules of love" quote......"because -it goes on to say- beCAUSE poverty creates people that know more of pain, and HENCE forth people who...
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 13

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