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I Want to Know Which Cliches You Find Most Annoying

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Love Is the Answer

    But what is the question?
    llama4lifex0x0 llama4lifex0x0 18-21, F 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 is a fairly easy one for me. It's two things actually and definitely in this order... 1. The people that I have met in my life whom, through genuinely good intentions, have...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Niall Horan's smile makes me smile
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    You are capable of all things good and all things evil. You have free will, listen to your gut. Everything that you think you won't do or that won't happen to you, will most likely...
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    The title speaks for itself, All I want for Christmas is you. I want our marriage to become better and better each minute. Stronger then it ever was.. I just want you, my best...
    Titaniumlove Titaniumlove 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    It seems like forever since i first met you. The moment you came over and sat with me and started talking to me, it felt different, but at that time i didn't know what to think. A...
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    I want to e with you for ever and ever
    Chloe158 Chloe158 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I want to say thank you to puberty and everything it has done for me.
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 7

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    For however messy things became, how much pain there was and how much misunderstanding, I still want to say thank you. Thank you for letting me feel what it was like to be loved...
    IllusiveLittleMe IllusiveLittleMe 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    When you're in class and it's starting and you raise your hand and the teacher calls on you. You say "Can I please go to the bathroom?" Then they say "I don't know. Can you?" Then...
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    When I came into college I was grinning and wide eyed and I had the world at my finger tips. 2 and a half years and one suicide attempt and later I don't recognize the skeleton...
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    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is...
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    I sleep most nights in mine, i like to sleep wearing a cami and most nights i have a thong on aswell , but i do sometimes wear satin shorts that are like french knickers now and...
    xXSamanthaCDXx xXSamanthaCDXx 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    "Listen to your parents when they say focus on school over boys." Don't get me wrong I did excellent in school, but if you are like 11 trying to already seriously date you have...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    A ex girl friend got me started with it and all it entails. From sensuality to the sexuality and and being able to share more than most normal couples.
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    Oh alot! Get my hands on all the pot i could find, print up a couple of millions and accomplish my dreams for myself and my family, and the animals and humans i want to help. And...
    freespiritone freespiritone 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 31

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    When I was 7 my family jumped into the front of the old Ford Pick-up and headed to drop Mother off at her work which required her to where very short outfits. I was wearing a pair...
    CdHeatherstoneCd CdHeatherstoneCd 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    3rd November 2014, Monday Wearing a olive green saree which has a white border on it with a black saree jacket. Wearing a light green satin bra and a matching panty Carrying a...
    HotMomShaama HotMomShaama 46-50, F Nov 2

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