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I Want to Know Which Cliches You Find Most Annoying

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 doubt anyone finds me attractive.
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    Even on your worst day, when you see flowers, you still smile.
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