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I Want to Know Which Cliches You Find Most Annoying

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Right now whike writting this about to cry but i know i mustn't. really how could a few bad memories hurt you like is there way to gust forget every thing i really wantto know...
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    ALLL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ISSSSS YOUUUUUUUU!<3
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    To the friends that have helped me recently with the way I was feeling....I was missing my mom, for this was the time of year she was diagnosed, I wanted to say thank you for all...
    m4389 m4389 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I want to be with you in every way possible. I miss seeing you. I miss spending time with you, even if it was just for hours. Every minute I wished it would last. I miss talking...
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    Children. I find them repulsively annoying. I don't pretend to understand why people decide to have brats, but they do, and that is their choice. I respect that. But why the heck...
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    I lost a bet 3-1/2 years ago, for which I had to paint my toes neon pink for a week, show them in public and post public photos on my Face book and dating sites. Prior to that, I...
    steve66oh steve66oh 46-50, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I was the weird kid. When someone talked to me, most of the times I don't know what to reply them. And mostly I would just give stupid or lame replies.
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    Guys with peepees and girls with vagees, I don't care. I don't want to show my picture to anybody unless I really trust them. Everyone always asks what sex I am or what I look like...
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    Let's find out how dirty we all are, here we can ask each other ANYTHING!!!
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    I think my main totem animal is the dolphin. I'm not sure though. I spoke briefly to a lady who wrote an article about totem animals and she said dolphin was my power animal...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I want to spend the rest of my life with you A life with just love A life where we share each other's happiness and sorrows A life in which we laugh and cry for each other A...
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I'm 5'9". Or 175cm, for all the metric users like myself. :) So I'm quite a bit taller than most women and girls.
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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    This is one of the most beautiful renditions of Hallelujah... it never fails to bring tears to my eyes. It's definitely a favorite of mine...  
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 16 Responses a week ago

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    You ever had strong feelings for someone a while back and every now and then think about them and wonder if they do the same?
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    Venus in Scorpio, Mars in Scorpio. Does anyone know about Venus in the 5th house, by any chance?? I tried googling it but couldn't get much information on my end. Does it mean...
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    What irritates me the most about my husband, is the fact that he won't let me hold his phone. I can not stand that! if I even glance at it, he gets mad. It ****** me the **** off...
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