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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This entertainment news video pretty much sums up why many who dislike her, dislike her. If not everybody who dislikes her rather than many. She has lost hardcore fans for being...
    nsquaredmeanshartspaired nsquaredmeanshartspaired 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    One thing that ****** me off is meeting people who pretend they wish you well but use a really good thing as an opportunity to correct or put you down. I struggle from time to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    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 day ago

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    I tend to have a dislike for step mothers because the story is always the same with them. They get into this new relationship and think well I have kids by this man, this is my...
    prettybombie prettybombie 18-21, F Feb 7

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    I dislike mean people because its there problem within their selves and they project anger and hostility to make them selfs feel better like stop being a total jack *** and be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 7

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    Both of parents, my father in particular, are the most sexist, racist, homophobic, and just discriminating people I have ever met. My mother and father strongly dislike homosexuals...
    preciousmetals preciousmetals 13-15, F Feb 8

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    Nutrition is a broad and contradictions.The next few paragraphs are full of nutrition basics.Eating a large quantity of vegetables and veggies daily is good nutrition advice. The...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    At least it's only one day.
    DG2008 DG2008 31-35 Feb 4

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    One of the things that really makes me laugh, at myself I should add. Its how much the weather can truly dictate what my would will be, like at this moment in time as an example. I...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 4

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    Black and white as ways of speech or judging mankind should be eliminated. Labels are for clothes not people as I always say, only used to seem as there is a difference
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M Feb 4

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    One of my coworkers is always asking me to cover her shifts and help her out and i have done it so many time. I really don't mind, especially when I work one day a week and she...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Especially those who use their mental disorders or diagnosed personality flaws to get your attention and affections.
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I dont necessarily hate them... But they are so unlikable. Anyways, time to celebrate my mentally abusive fathers birthday.
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Feb 7

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    It upsets me when people jump to conclusions and base further conclusions on assumption. As my 10th grade teacher told the class, "When you assume, you make an ***** out of *u* and...
    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M Feb 7

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    gurldeleted gurldeleted 41-45, F Feb 8

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    On their 50th wedding anniversary, the couple summed up the reason for their long and happy marriage. The husband said, "I have tried never to be selfish. After all, there is no...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Good grief EP is so full of these. I enjoy male friendship & banter with men. But, some women utterly can't realize the difference between friendship & anything else. .... When I...
    dandylion7 dandylion7 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I do, but - at least Monday's go by fast. Work in a couple hours - I am so tired.
    C0untrySweetie C0untrySweetie 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    What I hate most are men on this site who inbox me and put words in my mouth or play the victim. I always do my best to be honest. I know that there are great guys on here; but...
    smooches smooches 22-25, F 15 Responses Feb 10

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    My mother is crazy... My whole life I've had to deal with her she's been in and out of these crazy insane moods where she'll lock her self in the room and just lay in bed for...
    danilynn22 danilynn22 18-21, F Feb 10

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    I don't know if it's true, but I think one of my best friends is close minded, I mean when one of my friends was talking about a crush of hers and how he was really handsome and...
    chucku45 chucku45 16-17, F Feb 11

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    stop being ******* mean for NO REASON to young girls.
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    It was gloomy today!!!!! Gonna be cold rest of week!!!!! Blow up my inbox!!!! Please!!!
    smashme28 smashme28 26-30, F Feb 11

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    the boy chased me for years. now he's run off and just wants to hide from me. hahaha more well deserved heartbreak, huh?
    gurldeleted gurldeleted 41-45, F Feb 11

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    To me it get people killed and it disrespectfully. Look what happen in 2002 or if turn on the ID Chanel half it lover killing a lover!
    GrecoItalianBella83 GrecoItalianBella83 31-35, F Feb 12

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    someone told me on Instagram that they want to stomp on my face and fight me on Monday (with terrible grammar and spelling) and honestly it's the funniest thing that's happened all...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 13

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    Now I'm off to do my weight workout wondering what the hell I am doing wasting my time on this? There comes a point when it makes no difference how many squats, chest presses, dead...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 11 Responses Feb 13

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    Those darn wikka wakka squares are bringing my round town down man. You need to relax you freaky fresh flipperheads out there, IN YOUR MIND! Rewind............ R is for relax I is...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M Feb 14

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    Well it was bored as hell, but well to all couples, happy Valentine's Day
    Melotellixx Melotellixx 13-15, M Feb 14

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    I have a child living with me but I choose to pay more attention to the ones who don't anymore. How stupid do I sound? - Very stupid, thank you.
    simmerdame simmerdame 16-17, F Feb 15

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    I want to stab him with a screwdriver. :)
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I'd really like to see him get knocked down several notches and lose a lot of his money. This guy needs to be humbled. He's very disrespectful to other people and I don't care what...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Well.... I knew .... I knew this before he and I got involved.... Before we even met I told him I didn't want to be with him.... We had been talking on the phone for a few weeks...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    People claim they care about me, and i am vulnerable and dont have anyone else so i accept that, but then they want to know about me so i tell them but not too much but they still...
    loveoreosnutella loveoreosnutella 13-15, F Feb 16

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