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I Want to Know Which Cliches You Find Most Annoying

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 12919 4 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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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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    Love Is the Answer

    But what is the question?
    llama4lifex0x0 llama4lifex0x0 18-21, F Sep 24, 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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    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 1 Response Nov 23, 2010

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    The thought that I might find out my dad died while trying to wake him up some day
    Riley218 Riley218 18-21, M Jul 11

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    The Past - What scares me the most is the possibility of reliving 4-5th grade. They were the worst years of my life, I didn't have any friends that I can remember and the other...
    waterwolflover waterwolflover 13-15, F Jul 11

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    Snakes! Snakes are the things that scare me the most D: like there all hiss hiss bite bite and ugh xD
    DeadGhost123 DeadGhost123 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm afraid of escalators. I legit have like a panic attack just being near one. I don't really know why or how I became scared of them though. 😗
    joshbeaudoin joshbeaudoin 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 12

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    Im afraid to go on laughy gas that dentists givd patients because i don't want to say the wrong thing or give away secrets :/
    lex98sus lex98sus 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Nightmares all kind it feels they are ripping you apart
    VictorFernando18 VictorFernando18 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    The dark! I don't care if you call me a weenie but I ALWAYS have my night light on haha
    fusoya fusoya 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Doodlebob....he ruined my childhood
    xxrep99xx xxrep99xx 13-15, F Jul 10

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    Theme Parks really scare me totally
    oldwise oldwise 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Fish there creepy........:(
    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 13-15, F Jul 11

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    Butterflies and dark places 😱
    daneean daneean 18-21, F Jul 11

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    I get several nightmares.. And for the many that I have remembered, I'm making a 3d short film after them. Can't wait to release them.
    musicvideographer musicvideographer 31-35, M Jul 12

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    I'm scared of any insect an snakes…
    becca9011 becca9011 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Dolls and and sometimes the dark , that's why I'm always on my phone. And go to bed at 2:30 am and ever since chucky ... To my barbies arms and legs of 👍👍 and getting...
    bela5562 bela5562 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Falling! Falling from heights i can't jump off the high diving board it too scary :/ or even go on the drop tower at wonderland
    lex98sus lex98sus 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Bringing shame to my father. Living my life alone. Growing old and frail.. But an ex of mine has kinda helped me cure that fear.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I get scared way too easily! Here is a few of them. I'm scared of dying in my sleep, water that I can't see the bottom like if it is deep and I can't see it! Being alone for the...
    Angieeo Angieeo 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I find it annoying when people start talking to you on social sites like this one and log off without letting you know. It makes me think that they are doing something behind...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jul 5

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    You know what's a tad bit annoying? Waking up to 31 notifications from EP😒
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 18

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    I just want to be with someone, but not just anyone. I want to be with you. I can't tell you I love you, even though I do. I can't tell you. We would be unlikely. It's not like I'm...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 7

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    Let me know how dirty your mind is and I would fulfill your wet p
    dmedina513 dmedina513 36-40, M Jun 29

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    I want to say thank you to my family for always being supportive of me. I may not always been the greatest son and I know that, but I love and thank you guys everyday for what you...
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    I want to say thank you to all the women out there who have fought whether peacefully or non peacefully for the rights of women. Whether it be in the past, present or future, I...
    NinaKonstantinova NinaKonstantinova 22-25, F Jul 6

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    I feel like I need to live up to the expectation of keeping up with the conversation. I want to talk but, with strangers, I know that things will get awkward if I do talk.
    AnEverWonderer AnEverWonderer 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    New to this... Tried to fall asleep around 1am , around 1:02 I recalled something that has been making me sad and now it's 2:24am and I'm still crying . Life sucks right now, sigh...
    crybabyest04 crybabyest04 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    Look at my profile picture and please tell me. I'm h*rny most of the time. And I'm 18 year old girl and I'm attracted to old men. Please post your comments below. Thank you. Kisses...
    Lauracrease12 Lauracrease12 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Drinking my Friday whiskeySaw you on the mirror at the bardancing aloneI couldn't keep my eyes awayeyes locked on youyour head is down,your hair is dancing with your bodyI turn my...
    sensualromantic sensualromantic 36-40, M Jun 29

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    Your Mind is Blue Of all the mind types, yours is the most mellow. You tend to be in a meditative state most of the time. You don't try to think away your troubles. Your thoughts...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw
    Gracielynn Gracielynn 46-50, F Jul 6

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    When i have a wrong grammar like i mean it and they say oh i like grammar you should try it to. Me: wow should i cause i dont wanna ruin you cause you are like the only person who...
    imnotagirl imnotagirl 13-15, F a week ago

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