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I Want to Know Which Cliches You Find Most Annoying

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jan 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    Love Is the Answer

    But what is the question?
    llama4lifex0x0 llama4lifex0x0 18-21, F Sep 24, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    While I could say thx u to a lot of EP ppl.. and trust me i wish i had time for all of u, and i'll get to it x.x im sorry.. i want to say thx you to someone special to me in...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    A quote that became a motto for me I even repeated it to a guy. his response was less then charming. "I can guarantee you that at this moment, there is not another woman that...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I want to make a YouTube channel, but I don't even know what I would like to talk about. I Need some inspiration! I'm not into video games so that topic would fit with me. I want...
    gmez gmez 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I want to become a youtuber. I wanna just have fun, do crazy things, go places and do challenges! I would love a partner in crime to do this with. If anybody is interested message...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14

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    Everytime my older sister visits, all she does is slap my butt really hard when she passes by me and I'm not looking cause she knows eventually it's gonna annoy the crap outta me...
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I'm not fond of most Country music, but still, It's Emmylou! And 'Michelangelo'...  Last night I dreamed about youI dreamed that you were olderYou were looking like...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 17

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    I'm gonna come right out and say I have been a sexual deviant even before I was introduced to alternative substances. Ever since I saw my mother's wedding dress for the first time...
    Melissa11520 Melissa11520 41-45 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I've had this happen a few times now. I will happily chat with you but when you ask I we can be friends it puts pressure on me and then puts me off you. This is aimed at everyone...
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I Love this song for so many reasons..."Hold My Hand"Standing in a crowded room and I can't see your facePut your arms around me, tell me everything's OKIn my mind, I'm running...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 18

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    Very dirty. Message me if you want to find out
    NJBimm4chat NJBimm4chat 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    April fools is my favorite day most kids wait all year for Christmas I wait all year for this day I love pranks and today was the best April fools day ever m/ my friend and I...
    Dalia4ever Dalia4ever 16-17, F Apr 1

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    I don't believe in HELL. At least not the hell that most people envision. I know that when I become Spirit, I will be reunited with my spiritual family. I will understand what the...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Apr 4

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    I don't believe in HELL. At least not the hell that most people envision. I know that when I become Spirit, I will be reunited with my spiritual family. I will understand what the...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Apr 4

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    If all you are going to do is tell me that everything that was done to me from the time I was a child is my fault, don't bother talking to me. If all you're going to do is say...
    MidniteWriter42 MidniteWriter42 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    Wen I see a girl I am text I am so talkative but wen I see a girl in front of me I feel just the breath come out of me. u know I have crush in a girl where I am stuck and so I...
    Kayyen Kayyen 22-25, M Apr 20

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    Oatmeal With Dried Cranberries!!!There is much enjoyment to be found in simple foods. Breakfast is the best example of that. My favorite breakfast is rolled oats with dried...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    so he just said that he gave up college because of me. he lost friends because of me.. I never asked him to do that. he's making me look like I'm controlling him which I'm not.
    AngelicInnocence92 AngelicInnocence92 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    ~Job 36:27-29~ "He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind. Who can understand...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I'm your friend. Hug me, scream to me, I'll hide your stomach fat, I will absorb your tears and most of all, lay your head upon me every night and Dream in comfort. And thanks for...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    I love youtube it's pretty much my life I go on it often and it's starting to become my dream to become a youtuber and I maybe even want to major in videos but just to have fun and...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F Apr 4

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    He called me this night and ask me when is my plan to go back to work. I said i dont know, im not sure and i dont know. After what happen to me i dont want to move forward, i know...
    tiffanyalcalei tiffanyalcalei 26-30, F Apr 17

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    Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy. - unknown
    StillBecomingaButterfly StillBecomingaButterfly 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    If someone won't lift a finger to call you, see you and spend time with you, it's time for you to lift 5 fingers and say goodbye.
    StillBecomingaButterfly StillBecomingaButterfly 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is my dream I think it's so cool and fun to watch ur fav video or youtuber and that high u get after watching and that's what I want people to do come to my channel when they...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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