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I Want to Know Which Cliches You Find Most Annoying

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    Here's a Few More!

    Here are a few chiches that bug me, when used at the wrong time: "It Will Be OK"..... "You shouldn't feel like that"..... "Oh, snap out of it".....      
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 66-70 4 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    Love Is the Answer

    But what is the question?
    llama4lifex0x0 llama4lifex0x0 18-21, F Sep 24, 2009

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    A Common Saying...

    It really irritates me to have someone ask upon our first meeting: "How are you?"  Why not just say,"hi" and be done with it? You know that they really don't care anything about how you are. I never ask it myself, because I think of it as being stupid. You always say "fine" no...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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    Admittance Of Ignorance

      "Sounds like someone's got a little too much time on their hands." This to me is basically saying that you think too much for their tastes and you should participate in more mind-numbing, zombie-like activities like fantasy football or meeting up at the Taco Mac for...
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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    The Eye Avatar

    En masse, as if a concentrated population of mice.
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    Annoying Cliches

    Used rhetorically: "if you like" (or "if you will") People who say (or write it) are not actually stopping to listen to what their hearer/reader actually thinks, so what is the freaking point? Grrr!!! (*Screams to the heavens*: Why do people do it?! WHYYYY????!!!) Also "if life...
    GoogleyEye GoogleyEye 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    A Recent One

    Being what most people consider "young," I've been hearing this one a whoooooole lot, and it's driving me bananas: "You have your whole life ahead of you." How do YOU know that?  Since when have you been a prophet or a psychic?  I could get struck...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    I Push People Away

    Boohoo... I push people away. I don't mean to... boohoo. I apologize for the insensitivity, but the overuse of this cliche has completely destroyed its effectiveness. You're just going to have to come up with something else.
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    These Ones Are Irritating

    "I have a *dark mysterious past* and I drop vague hints about." The hints are horribly obvious. Stop. "Sometimes we build up walls - not to keep people out but to see who cares enough to knock them down." Expecting other people to fix your problems will get you absolutely...
    delirium delirium 18-21, F Nov 23, 2010

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    Read This...

    Read this...I think it's my most hated cliché. http://www.experienceproject.com/uw.php?e...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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    The Worst

    the cliche i hate the most is: "what doesn't kill you will make you stronger" argh!!! i guess people say it when they have nothing else to say, but i hate it.  i am hurting and struggling and want compassion and support.  how do they know that this time it...
    sunnyblues sunnyblues 36-40 1 Response Aug 30, 2008

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    My Most Annoying Cliches

    I'm not a fan of cliches in general, but there are a few that really irks me when i hear them: "Everything happens for a reason" "It is what it is" (my boss says this at least 4 times a day) "Good things happen to those who wait" Sometimes I think that these cliches...
    Dreamzer8 Dreamzer8 26-30, F Mar 2, 2010

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    This Had To Happen. It Was For A Reason.

    Aw go stuff it! Without getting into too much detail. Something really bad happened once and I was very upset. "This just HAD to happen" I was told "There is a reason. And, one day you're going to sit back and say 'You know, (name)? You were right!' " Well the day never...
    Ilove2work Ilove2work 36-40 1 Response Jan 12, 2013

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    The Cliches I Avoid

    It's driving me bananas,   You're going nuts,        those expressions are an insult to bananas or nuts.   Bananas have potassium something that is good for you.   Nuts are said to be good for the brain.    Why do good things get used for insults?
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 11, 2012

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    I'm a Geek.

    How sad does one have to be to self-proclaim to be a geek? Yeah, titz da koolest like yo dudez. Realize you have no idea where you belong and accept it. You belong, perhaps, where all the people who don't know where they belong are. Maybe that could be a clique? That's...
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    Only a few I Could Think Of :-)

    Here's a couple i can think of, off the top of my head,. ''As clear as mud'' lol :-)  and ''as much use as a yard of pump water'' lol :-)  Oooh! just thought of another one, ''only a face that a mother could love'' lol :-)
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    Classic Cliche

    When foreigners appear in movies (Spanish speakers in particular) they seem to be able to speak perfect English without making one single mistake except it seems they NEVER manage to learn how to say "Sir" or "Thank you"... they always say "Señor...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    Here's Mine...

    "Killing two birds with one stone" Now as a bird lover I object to that... why not 'killing two men with one dirty look' or 'killing two henry morgantalers with one bomb' (sorry pro choicers... nothing personal). and as a person of efficiency, do I really want my...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 1 Response Aug 31, 2008

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    At Least You Woke Up Today...!

    This one may be better called a platitude than a cliche...either way it annoys the crap out of me."Don't be down; at least you woke up today!  That's a lot more than can be said for a lot of people.  So be grateful; you've been blessed with another day!"I cannot tell you how...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    One thing I find fun and interesting, Is always having a good conversation with someone. One thing that is good to talk about, if permitted and alright to do so. It's talking...
    Traveller96 Traveller96 18-21, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I don't know that anything influenced me to dress as a girl. I can't remember an age when I didn't want to be a girl. I remember wearing mommy's slip and high heels when I was 4...
    CDLynn CDLynn 41-45, T 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Yup, I have about 1000 groups I have created here on EP. You are welcome, EPeeps :) It was fun. At one point, we even had our "creator of group" status marked next to a group...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Your Mind is Purple Of all the mind types, yours is the most idealistic. You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense. Your thoughts are...
    CravenMoorhead CravenMoorhead 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's a little over a month shy of a year and I finely show him some of my crazy.Before coming into town this go around, he warned me that his first three days would be busy due to...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I Love jimmy fallon he just cracks me up with everything he does to the point im in fits of giggles usually with tears running down my face lol. Tom cruise not a huge fanbut i do...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I am reading this book, and fell in love with the song lyrics❤️ Maybe Somday Griffin Peterson "Seeing something from so far away Get a little closer every day Thinking that...
    HeartOfPoetry HeartOfPoetry 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This Is For Anyone Struggling With Something In Their Life; No One Could EVER Understand What It's Like You Be You Except For You.... No One Could Ever Get The Way You Truly Feel...
    YoungForever101 YoungForever101 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Saw this quote today, thought it was appropriate for my mood... "the loneliest people are the kindest; the saddest people are the brightest; the most damaged people are the wisest...
    jp20156 jp20156 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    I had a recent situation and i often do this. Where I seek to know what I didn't do right at a not so good out come. I really have become more mature when it comes to accepting my...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Looking to find someone to breed. Preferably Asian or Black. Feels like I haven't bred anyone in forever. Message me and let's work something out.
    Frost1011 Frost1011 26-30, M Jul 26

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    My spirit totem is the Bald Eagle! Test taken from: http://www.beliefnet.com/Love-Family/Pets/Quiz/Animal-Totems.aspx "In early Christianity the eagle was seen as a symbol of...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F Jul 25

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    I refuse to take your stupid quiz because I've played plenty of D&D to know which classes suit me. Personally I do love to play a mage; there's just something about all the...
    TeirdalinShadowfall TeirdalinShadowfall 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 24

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    Eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out, make every grain count and give every grain a value, a positive meaning. Live your life the way you want to, but in a way that you...
    F1KAY F1KAY 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    When I think of my day at work today, this is the song that comes to mind.I'm the floor superviser at a restaurant. I wait tables and am in charge making sure all other servers...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I've been told Vanessa Hudgens and Jordin Sparks several times. I even feel like I look like a combo of the two. Depends on what my hair looks like. What about you?
    sunafterstorm sunafterstorm 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Stay on the path that your passionate about. Don't let people you trust tell you that you cannot achieve your goals. You might want to reconsider the person you are going to marry...
    Mukwah Mukwah 41-45, F Jul 22

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    Hey love..., Your life is going to be a roller coaster but you're a strong girl, just keep holding on. I want you to know that everyone is beautiful in their own way and that if...
    TheMorticiansDaughter TheMorticiansDaughter 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I've been told I look like Gollum from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I believe it's because of my great complexion and hair care.
    PianoChan PianoChan 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    This advice is to myself at any age and every stage of my life, past, present, and future.....The relationship you have with God is your most valuable relationship you will have in...
    mypossibledream mypossibledream 51-55, M Jul 21

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    Be careful, know where you are and what you are doing, don't run away from people who like you, and absolutely finish your job right away rather than holding it off.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    U need guidance and direction, If both your parents are in the pic ...Look at the success on the one who is making a difference and listen to their advice which is probably best...
    tricee083 tricee083 31-35, F Jul 21

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    Don hesitate, do what you thought it is right. Change ur path if it is needed. Well, I mean I didn't.
    QuInieFox QuInieFox 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Everybody isn't who you think they are, life isn't always what it seems to be, everything that looks good to you, isn't always good for you. Keep your grass cut to see the snakes...
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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