I Dislike Certain Phrases

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2013
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