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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    Related Experiences

    I gave you my loveThough crystalizedI sent you a rose with nevermoreSo many yearsSo many hoursAnd only thistles on my shoreFor all that it's worthThe blood on my handsIs the blood...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 29

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    I've been livin' for the moment, but I just can't have my way and I'm afraid to go to sleep 'cause tomorrow is today People tell me, life is sweeter but I don't hear what they say...
    RVBmaniac21 RVBmaniac21 18-21, M Mar 26

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    You'd be forgiven for thinking I've got a heart of stone You'd be forgiven for not picking up the phone You'd be forgiven for thinking our love isn't true Did I spend it all on you...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 24

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    While the rest of you are sleeping safe and sound I'm on the run I'm on the wing Climb the selling when the walls are falling apart I'm the one to blame for everything A...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 24

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    This ghastly skeleton, bone bare on ghostly nag gallops through space no spurs, no whips and yet his steed pants towards apocalyps nostrils a-snort in epeleptic fit headlong they...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 24

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    Animated junkies trying hard to be insane With only water in our veins You seem to think the planets orbit around you Then it might be only one thing to do (hooo) Silly cartoon...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 29

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    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh I was looking for a breath of a life For a little touch of heavenly light But all the choirs in my head sang no oh oh oh To get a dream of life again A...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 29

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    You breathe Like your lungs aren't full of matches Every careful word you speak Has it's chance of sparking fire (War) Former Vandel
    TheObviousAnswer TheObviousAnswer 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    The ravagings through his homeland gave the dragon the realm of SebesBy saving his people from the turks and powers fatal to the fleshBut the turkish sultan Murad saw this as a...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 24

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    Slaying souls, danse macabre >From within and still unscarred I stand alone and solemn as thy distant lights frey to death And all around fore none as demon shall be found Out...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 26

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    From the west comes old DeathA - riding on the stormWith hungry eyes for funeral firesTo burn till morrow's dawnFor tis the night, here comes the deadUnbound from the UnderworldAnd...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 29

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    Even the best fall down sometimes Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
    gracie713 gracie713 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Yesterday, I could not find a way to walk... I could not find a home to live.. I could not decide anything.. To stop or to wander... But oneday you came to me... you touched my...
    chethaki chethaki 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    AgeMeet.com, a website specifically designed for older man younger woman relationships and older woman younger man relationships. AgeMeet.com is the world's first, largest and most...
    fionacc12 fionacc12 26-30, F Mar 26

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    AgeMeet.com, a website specifically designed for older man younger woman relationships and older woman younger man relationships. AgeMeet.com is the world's first, largest and most...
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    You Are a Comma You are open minded and extremely optimistic. You enjoy almost all facets of life. You can find the good in almost anything. You keep yourself busy with tons of...
    DanBurnett DanBurnett 16-17, M Mar 26

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    I want to say thank you to all my friends here on EP. I would never guessed meeting such caring sweet people in such an odd place as EP. A few of you have been my rocks lately...
    AuroraDwen AuroraDwen 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There is this song called #SELFIE, and I find it quite annoying, to be honest I actually would prefer songs by Justin Bieber and all those hated artists. I just can't stand this...
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15, F Apr 4

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    Might be a shock but I find Happy by Pharrell very annoying
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F Apr 4

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    Let it Go so ******* annoying even for Disney standards
    ttremain ttremain 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    1. A Trophy Father's Trophy Son-Sleeping With Sirens 2. Boy Who Could Fly - Pierce The Veil 3. Animal I Have Become - 3 Days Grace 4. You Only Live Once - Suicide Silence 5. I...
    FallOutMady FallOutMady 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY… My mind goes blank all the time when I'm talking to someone and I don't know why that is! I never know what to say and I hate awkward silences! I find...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 11 Responses Apr 12

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    Has your age ever stopped you from dating a guy? Maybe you have found yourself attempting to date a guy who’s older or younger than you? How can you deal if there is an age...
    GiuseppeGisriel GiuseppeGisriel 41-45, M Apr 16

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    I know last night was really rough for me. I didn't commit suicide. I ended up crying myself to sleep before I could. I want to thank you all for the support. I'm not trying to act...
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well I wouldn't go too far, I'm only speaking as I haven't been on love yet but love from an outside perspective seems to tear peoples heart out because it is very rare to find you...
    dreamboatXO dreamboatXO 13-15, F Mar 26

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    Hello there, im a 13 old male. I would like to start a yt channel.. I would like to make entertaining vids like talking to the camera and discussing a topic.. I don't want vlogs...
    Mejo0Amjad Mejo0Amjad 16-17, M Mar 28

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    I am inspired most by music... And especially the script. They're my idols and one of the main reasons I'm in music and I want to be a musician. Music is an escape, it's a way to...
    musicislife00 musicislife00 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I am inspired by the people around me, music and the latin quotes Memento mori~Remember your mortality~ And Elapsam semel occasionem non ipse potest Iuppiter reprehendere~Even...
    Saitohemia Saitohemia 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    This is one of the most frustrating experiences I have ever written. There's just so many songs that I like but I'll narrow it down to 50 for ya :) 1. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Not in any particular order. I've starred the songs that I often adore, but there are hundreds that couldn't make it on the list. This is just a small sample of the large variety...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Apr 10

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    First I would out grow my cloths, then get to fat for a 3-4 perspon couch for my big but to fit in, next compleatly fill a room floor to celing with my soft flesh, next my flab...
    katanaorcia katanaorcia 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    (Well...I'm part French, anyway.) You Belong in Paris Stylish and expressive, you were meant for Paris. The art, the fashion, the wine! Whether you're enjoying the cafe life or a...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I want to be happy, i met a guy in the school, i started to talk to him and we like each other... Since 2 or 3 months we have been talking about being grooms... We have everything...
    kripunova kripunova 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i did it, i opened my eyes and kicked dopey to the curb. one fateful day at work he pulled the most shadiest move possible. not only he ignored my texts but he also avoided seeing...
    Lilcrazyducky93 Lilcrazyducky93 18-21, F 1 Response