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nomis
09-27-2010, 02:12 AM
I dont generally talk to people under thirty,I dont really know any teenagers Im an older drag queen now- I go on the bus everyday to work and pick up bits from other people conversation as Im sitting there Ive noticed,and Im alarmed at teenagers and the way they speak to each other - Its not cussing but the use of like- Ive just had to listen to this kind of babble -

Girl one :"I was like walking down like the street and like I saw this bird like land infront of me and I was like thats like a huge like bird then I noticed like the bread on like the footpath and I was like its gonna like that totally like.."

Girl two:Oh my god!like im so like scared of birds Im like I find them like creepy

Girl One:Totally Im like that is like the biggest like bird I ever like saw...

...and on it goes!! has anyone else noticed this disturbing trend in language or does it just happen in my part of the world?(New Zealand)If this a global trend - how did it start? where will it end? Is it the end of humankind- I want to scream every time I hear people doing it is it because their lazy? What are their teachers teaching them? can anyone explain or am I just not hip to these cats speak?
Do they text each other and use all those likes or is it because the spoken word is losing the battle to technology..somebody help me out..

grapevine
09-27-2010, 08:13 AM
nomis ...why stop at 'like'?

...here's my current list of annoying or overused words and phrases ...please add yours

...part 1

110%
24/7
360 DEGREE FEEDBACK
40's THE NEW 30!
A BUY-IN
A LEGEND
ABSENCE OF DIALOGUE
ABSOLUTELY!
ACCESS
ACCOUNTABILITY
ACCREDITED
ACHIEVING LONG-TERM
ACTION ITEM
ACTION PLAN
ACTION POINTS
ACTION THAT
ACTIONABLE
ACTIONED
ACTUALLY
ADDRESSING ISSUES
ADRENALIN JUNKIE
ADVOCACY
AD-WARE
AFOREMENTIONED
AGENDA FOR CHANGE
ALBEIT
ALIGNMENT
ALL DUE RESPECT!
ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME!
ALPHA MALE
AL-QAEDA
AM I BOVVERED!
AMAZING JOURNEY!
AMAZING!
ANGER MANAGEMENT
APPLES TO APPLES
APPLES TO ORANGES
APPROPRIATE ADULT
ARCH AN EYEBROW
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!
ASAP (as soon as possible)
ASSESSMENT
AT THE END OF THE DAY
AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME
ATTITUDE
AWESOME!
AXIS OF EVIL
B2B
BACKATACHA!
BACK-HOME SITUATIONS
BAGGAGE
BAILOUT
BALL PARK FIGURE
BASIC FUNCTIONALITY
BASICALLY
BASTE THE TURKEY
BE ON-SIDE
BED IN
BEHIND THE CURVE
BELIEVE YOU ME!
BELT AND BRACES APPROACH
BENCHMARK
BEST BEFORE DATE
BEST IN CLASS
BEST PRACTICE
BETTER LANDSCAPE
BETWEEN YOU AND I
BIG ASK!
BIG SOCIETY
BIG TIME!
BING
BI-PARTISAN
BLACKBERRY
BLAME CULTURE
BLAME-STORMING
BLOG
BLOGGER
BLOGGING
BLUE SKY THINKING
BLUETOOTH
BLU-RAY
BNP
BODY POLITIC
BOG STANDARD
BONUSES
BOOKMARK
BOTOX
BOTTOM LINE
BOTTOM OUT
BOTTOM UP
BRAINSTEM
BRAIN-STORMING
BRANCHED OUT
BRAND
BRAND ENGAGEMENT
BRANDING
BRING IT ON!
BRING TO THE TABLE
BROTHER FROM ANOTHER MOTHER!
BROWSER
BUBBLE-UP
BUCKETSIZE
BUILDING TRUST
BUILT-IN OBSOLESCENCE
BUSINESS PLAN
BUSINESS RHYTHM
BUY-IN TO THE MESSAGE
BUY-OUT
BUZZWORDS
BY DEFINITION
BY THE BY
BY THE END OF PLAY TODAY
CALL IT A DAY
CAN DO
CAN'T GET MY HEAD ROUND IT
CARBON EMISSIONS
CARBON FOOTPRINT
CARBON NEUTRAL
CARE
CARE ASSESSMENT
CAREER LADDER
CAREER PROGRESSION
CASCADING
CASH FLOW
CELEBRITY
CELL PHONE
CHAIR
CHAIRPERSON
CHALLENGES
CHALLENGING THE FUTURE
CHAMPION
CHANGE
CHANGE MANAGEMENT
CHECKS AND BALANCES
CHILL OUT!
CHILL!
CHOICE
CIVIL PARTNERSHIP
CLAIM OWNERSHIP
CLIENT BASE
CLIENT-SERVER
CLIMATE CHANGE
CLOSE OF PLAY
CLOSURE
CO-DEPENDENCY
COHESIVE
COLLUSIVE PATTERNS
COMFORT FOOD
COMFORT ZONE
COMMUNICATE

:)

grapevine
09-27-2010, 08:14 AM
...part 2

COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY CARE
COMPANY ETHOS
COMPELLING
COMPLIANT
CONCEPTUALISE
CONFLICT RESOLUTION
CONNECT
CONNECT THE DOTS
CONSIDER IT DONE (CID)
CONSUMABLES
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
CONTRACTING OUT
CONTROL FREAK
CONTROL THEIR DESTINY!
CONVERGENCE
CONVERGENCE CULTURE
COOL BRITANNIA
COOL!
CO-ORDINATER
CORE BUSINESS
CORE COMPETENCY
CORE ELEMENTS
CORE PURPOSE
CORE STRENGTH
CORPORATE RATES
CORRALLING PROTEST
COST EFFECTIVE
COUGAR
COVERS
CRASH AND BURN
CRB CHECKED
CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
CREDIBILITY
CREDIT CONTROL
CREDIT CRUNCH
CRITICAL MASS
CROSS POLLINATION
CROWDSOURCED
CRUCIBLE MOMENT
CUSTOMER CARE
CUSTOMER-CENTRIC
CUT TO THE CHASE!
CYBER SPACE
DAB
DAMAGE LIMITATION
DECENTRALISATION
DECIMATE THE COMPETITION
DECIMATED
DEFICIT
DEFRAG
DELIVERABLES
DETOX
DIDACTIC APPROACH
DIGESTIVE TRANSIT
DIGI-PAK
DIGITAL RADIO
DINKY (Double Income, No Kids Yet)
DIRECT
DISCONNECT
DISCOVERY CENTRE
DISENGAGE
DIVA
DIVERGENCE
DIVERSITY
DO-ABLE
DODGED A BULLET
DONE DEAL
DON'T EVEN GO THERE!
DON'T GET ME STARTED!
DON'T GET ME WRONG!
DOOMONGERS
DOORBUSTER
DO-OVERS
DOT.COM
DOVETAIL
DOWNLOAD
DOWNSHIFTING
DOWN-SIZE
DRAW A LINE UNDERNEATH
DRIVE OUT COST
DRIVING UP RESULTS
DUDE!
DUMBING DOWN
DUTY OF CARE
DUZ ME 'EAD IN!
EBAY
E-CARD
ECLECTIC
ECO-FRIENDLY
E-COMMERCE
ECOSYSTEM
EDGEY
E-LEARNING
ELECTRICALS
ELECTRONIC OFFICE
ELEPHANT HUNT
EMAIL
EMBEDDED
EMBRACE DIVERSITY
EMBRACE REALITY
EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE
EMOTIONAL EXCELLENCE
EMPOWERMENT
EMPTY NESTERS
END OF DISCUSSION
ENERGY PERFORMAMCE CERTIFICATE
ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE
ENORMITY
ENVISION
EPICENTRE
EROTIC CAPITAL
ETCHED IN STONE
ETHOS
E-TRAINING
EUROLAND
EUROZONE
EVEN AS WE SPEAK!
EVIDENCED
E-VOTING
EXCEED BUSINESS GOALS
EXECUTIVE DECISION
EXERCISE CHOICE
EXIT STRATEGY
EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION
EXTRAPOLATE
EYE CANDY
FACE TIME
FACEBOOK
FACILITATE
FAIRLY UNIQUE
FANNY MAE
FAST TRACK
FAX
FEEDBACK
FEEL GOOD FACTOR
FEET ON THE STREET
FINAL ANALYSIS
FIT FOR PURPOSE
FLAG THAT
FLESH OUT
FLEXIBILITY
FLOAT AN IDEA
FOCUS GROUP
FOCUSED
FOOD CHAIN
FOOT FALL
FOOTPRINT
FOR REAL!
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE

:)

grapevine
09-27-2010, 08:16 AM
...part 3

FORTUITOUS
FRAMEWORK
FRANCHISE
FREDDIE MAC
FREE GIFT
FREE UP SPACE
FROM THE GET-GO
FRONT LINE STAFF
FUNCTIONALITY
FUTURE PROOF
G20
G7
GAME PLAN
GANGBUSTER
GEAR UP
GEEK
GENDER
GENDER BENDER
GENDER REASSIGNMENT
GENERATION X
GET A LIFE!
GET ON THE SAME PAGE
GET OVER IT!
GIVE IT UP FOR…
GIVE PROPS TO…
GLOBAL VILLAGE
GLOBAL WARMING
GLOBALIZATION
GO BALLISTIC!
GO BELLY UP
GO FOR GROWTH
GO THE EXTRA MILE
GO WITH THE FLOW
GOAL-ORIENTATED
GOBSMACKED
GOING FORWARD
GOING GLOBAL
GOING GREEN
GOLDEN THREAD OF CONNECTIVITY
GOOD CALL
GOOD COP BAD COP
GOOD TO GO!
GOOGLING
GRASS ROOTS
GRAVITAS
GREASY POLE OF SUCCESS
GREEN
GREEN COLLAR CLASS
GREENHOUSE EFFECT
GREY IS THE NEW BLACK!
GROW YOUR BUSINESS
GROWTH
GUIDELINES
GUPPIE (Gay Urban Professional)
GUSHED!
HANDS ON APPROACH
HARDWIRED
HEAD-HUNTED
HEAD'S UP!
HEALTH & SAFETY
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
HEDGE FUND
HELICOPTER VIEW
HELL NO!
HEL-LO!
HEY!
HIGH MAINTENANCE
HIGH NET WORTH INDIVIDUALS
HIGH-FLYER
HIGH-LEVEL
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
HOLY GRAIL
HOME INFORMATION PACK (HIP)
HOT DESKING
HOTTIE!
HOW'S IT HANGING!
HUMAN RESOURCES
HUMANKIND
HUNK!
I CAN TASTE IT
I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU JUST SAID/DID THAT!
I GUESS, WHAT I AM SAYING IS...!
I HAVE TO SAY!
I HEAR WHAT YOU SAY!
I PERSONALLY!
I WAS LIKE, NO WAY!
I WOULDN'T GO THERE!
I’LL SEE IF I HAVE A WINDOW
IDENTITY THEFT
IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT!
IF ONLY!
I'M GOOD!
I'M NOT AT LIBERTY TO SAY!
I'M NOT BEING FUNNY BUT…
IMEEM
IMMERSION
IMPACTING
IMPERATIVES
IMPLEMENTATION
IN EXTREMIS
IN REAL LIFE
IN THE PIPELINE
IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
IN THE REAL WORLD
IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
IN THE RUN UP TO
IN-BRANCH
INCENTIVISING
INEXTRICABLY
INFORMATION SOCIETY
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
IN-HOUSE TRAINING
INITIATIVES
INNOVATION
INPUT
IN-STORE
INTEGRATION
INTERACTIVE
INTERDEPENDENT
INTERFACE
INTERNET
INTERNET TIME
INTERPERSONAL DIALOGUE
INTRANET
INVESTORS IN PEOPLE
INVOLUNTARY RETIREMENT
INWARDLY DIGEST
I-PHONE
I-POD
IRONIC!
IRONICALLY!
ISSUES
IT GOES WITH THE TERRITORY
IT HAS TO BE SAID!
IT IS WAS IT IS
IT ROCKS!
IT SUCKS!
IT’S GOOD TO HAVE YOU ON BOARD
IT'S A NIGHTMARE!
IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!
IT'S SHOWTIME!
I-TUNES
JAVA
JINGLE MAIL
JOINED-UP THINKING
JUDGEMENT CALL
JUNIOR MOMENT
JUST SAYIN'!

:)

grapevine
09-27-2010, 08:18 AM
...part 4

K'CHING!
KEEP IT SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-related)
KEEP ME IN THE LOOP
KEY
KEY CONSTRUCTS
KEY PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
KNOWLEDGE BASE
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
KUDOS
LAY OUT HIS/HER STALL
LEAD FROM THE BALCONY
LEADERSHIP
LEAN AND MEAN
LEFTFIELD
LEHMAN BROTHERS
LESS IS MORE
LESSONS WILL BE LEARNED
LET'S BE HONEST
LET'S FACE IT
LET'S NOT GO THERE!
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
LEVERAGE
LIAISON OFFICER
LIFE CHANCES
LIFE COACH
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE
LIFECASTER
LIFESTYLE
LIKE!
LINEAR
LIQUIDITY
LITERALLY
LIVE IN THE HERE AND NOW
LOGISTICAL
LOG-ON
LOL!
LOOSE CANNON
LOST THE RECIPE
LOW-HANGING FRUIT
MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS
MALWARE
MAN UP!
MAPPING
MARGINALISE
MARKET SHARE
MASHUP
MATE!
MATRIX
MDF
MEASURES
MEGASTAR
MELTDOWN
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
MENTORING
METRICS
METROSEXUAL
MICRO MANAGE
MICROSOFT
MILLENNIUM BUG
MINDSET
MINDSHARE
MINGER!
MISERY MEMOIRS
MISSION CRITICAL
MISSION STATEMENT
MOBILE PHONE
MOBILE PLATFORMS
MODEST FUNDING
MODULATED
MONETIZATION
MORAL COMPASS
MOTIVATION
MOUSE
MOVE ON!
MOVE THE DIAL
MOVE THE NEEDLE
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
MOVING FORWARD
MOVING THE GOAL POSTS
MTV
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
MULTI-SKILLING
MULTI-TASKING
MUPPET!
MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING
MUTUALITY
MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION (MAD)
MY BAD!
MY CRAFT!
MY HONOURABLE FRIEND!
MY PEOPLE WILL TALK TO YOUR PEOPLE
MY SPACE
MYSELF!
NANNY STATE
NANOTECHNOLOGY
NERD
NETWORKING
NEW BUILD
NEW SHOOTS
NEXT LEVEL
NIMBY! (Not In My Backyard)
NO BRAINER
NO CAN DO
NO DISRESPECT!
NO NAMES, NO PACK DRILL
NO OFFENCE, BUT...!
NO PROBLEM!
NO PROBLEMO!
NO WAY JOSÉ!
NO WAY!
NOISE MAPPING
NON-NEGOTIABLE
NOO!
NORTHERN ROCK
NORTH-SOUTH DIVIDE
NO-SHOW!
NOT AN OPTION
OBJECTIVES
OBVIOUSLY!
OFF MESSAGE
OFF TOPIC
OFFICE BASED
OFFICING
OFF-LINE
OFFSHORE
OH MY GOD!
OINK! (One Income No Kids)
OMG!
ON A JOURNEY
ON A MISSION
ON COST
ON MESSAGE
ON THE BACK BURNER
ON THE RUNWAY
ONLINE
OPEN-DOOR POLICY
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH
OPTIMIZATION
OPTIONS
ORDER OF MAGNITUDE
ORGANIC
ORGANIZATIONAL
OUCH!
OUR COMMITMENT
OUR PEOPLE WILL TALK TO YOUR PEOPLE
OUT OF THE LOOP
OUTAGE
OUTREACH
OUTSIDE SPACE
OUT-SOURCE

:)

grapevine
09-27-2010, 08:20 AM
...part 5

OVER THE TOP!
OWN AGENDA
OWN THE PROBLEM
OWNERSHIP
PAINT BY NUMBERS
PANDEMIC
PANTS!
PAPARAZZI
PAPER UP THE CRACKS
PAPERLESS OFFICE
PARADIGM
PARADIGM SHIFT
PARENTING
PARITY
PARTNERSHIP
PASS THE BATON
PATIENT CHOICE
PATIENT-PROVIDER
PAYOFF
PC/NON-PC
PEOPLE'S PERCEPTIONS
PERFECT STORM
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT
PERIPHERALS
PERSONAL INTEGRITY
PERSPECTIVES
PERUSE
PHARMING
PHASE IN
PHASED
PHENOMENAL!
PHISHING
PHOTOSHOPPING
PING ME!
PINK POUND
PLAY HARDBALL
PLAYSTATION
POD (Property Owning Democrat)
PODCAST
POINT OF SALE
POLEMIC
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
POLITICALLY CORRECT
POOR PERFORMANCE
PORTAL
POST MORTEM
PREDILECTION
PREQUEL
PRICE POINT
PRIORITISE
PRO-ACTIVE
PROBIOTIC
PROCESSOLOGY
PROCLIVITIES
PRODUCT PLACEMENT
PROFILING
PROTECTED STRAND
PROVEN TRACK RECORD
PUSHING THE ENVELOPE OF DESIGN
PUT A FEELER OUT
PUT LIPSTICK ON A PIG!
PUT TO BED
PUT UP OR SHUT UP!
QUALITY ASSURANCE
QUALITY ASSURANCE CIRCLE
QUALITY TIME
QUANTATIVE EASING
QUASI
RAFT OF IDEAS
RAFT OF PROPOSALS
RAISE AWARENESS
RAISE THEIR GAME
RAISING THE BAR
RAMP UP
REACHING OUT
REACTIVE
REAL TIME
RE-ALIGNMENT
REALITY CHECK
RECYCABLES
RECYCLE
RED FLAG
RED LETTER DAYS
REDEPLOY
REGULATOR
RE-INVENT THE WHEEL
RENTAL POTENTIAL
RESOURCED
RESPECT!
RESPONSE
RESPONSIBILITY OF CARE
RESTRUCTURING
RETOOLING
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
RIGHT!
RIGOROUS
RIP AND BURN
RISK ASSESSMENT
RISK AWARE
RISK MANAGEMENT
ROAD MAP
ROBUST MEASURES
ROLE MODEL
ROLE PROFILE
ROLE REVERSAL
ROLLER COASTER
ROLLING OUT
RUN IT UP THE FLAGPOLE AND SEE WHO SALUTES IT
RUN THAT ONE BY ME
SCALABLE
SCART LEAD
SCENARIO
SCUTTLEBUT
SEA CHANGE
SEAMLESS
SECTOR
SELF-ASSESSMENT
SELF-AWARENESS
SELF-ESTEEM
SELF-RENEWAL
SELL! SELL! SELL!
SELL-THROUGH POTENTIAL
SENSE CHECK
SERVICE DELIVERY
SERVICE ORIENTATED ARCHITECTURE
SERVICING OUR CUSTOMERS
SET IN TABLETS OF STONE
SET OUT HIS/HER STALL
SHARE OPTIONS
SHARP ELBOWS
SHOCK AND AWE
SHOOT ME NOW!
SHORE UP
SHOULDN'T OF
SHOWTIME!
SIGNPOSTING
SILOED THINKING
SILVER BULLIT
SILVER SURFER
SING FROM THE SAME HYMN SHEET
SIZE DOES MATTER!
SKILLS
SKILLSET
SLAM DUNK
SLASH
SLIPPERY SLOPE
SMART
SNAIL MAIL
SNATCHING DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY

:)

grapevine
09-27-2010, 08:22 AM
...part 6

SO NOT GOOD!
SO TOTALLY OVER!
SOCIAL CARE
SOCIAL ENGINEERING
SOCIAL MEDIA
SOCIAL NETWORKING
SOFTBALL QUESTIONS
SOFTWARE
SOLAR ENERGY
SOLAR PANEL
SOLICIT COMMITMENT
SOLUTIONS
SORTED
SOUNDBITE
SPACE
SPAM
SPEND
STAKEHOLDER
STAND ALONE
STAR RATING
STATE OF PLAY
STATE OF THE ART
STAYCATION
STEEP LEARNING CURVE
STEP UP TO THE PLATE
STORYTELLING
STRAP LINE
STRATEGIES
STRENGTH IN DEPTH
STRENGTHENING SELF
SUBPRIME LENDING
SUDOKU
SUPERSTAR
SURE START
SURREAL!
SUSTAINABLE
SWINE FLU
SWITCH GEARS
"SWOT ANALYSIS (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)

"
SYNERGY
SYSTEMATIC
TAKING OWNERSHIP
TALIBAN
TALK ME THROUGH
TARGET AUDIENCE
TARGETS
TASKED
TASKING
TEAM
TEAM BUILDING
TEAM DEVELOPMENT
TEAM DYNAMICS
TEAM ENVIRONMENT
TEAM PLAYER
TEAMWORK
TEMPERATURE GAUGE
TEXT
THAT'S A BIT HARSH!
THAT'S GHETTO!
THE BIGGER PICTURE
THE CHAIR
THE DARKSIDE
THE FACT OF THE MATTER
THE GET-GO
THE JOURNEY
THE REALITY IS...!
THE REASON BEING
THE WHOLE PACKAGE
THE WORKPLACE
THE X FACTOR
THERE YOU GO!
THERE'S NO 'I' IN 'TEAM'
THIRD SCREEN
THIRD WAY
THROUGHPUT
THROW IT AGAINST THE WALL AND SEE IF IT STICKS
TIME MANAGEMENT
TIME YOUR DELIVERABLES
TIP OF THE ICEBERG
TO ASSUME IS TO MAKE AN 'ASS' OUT OF 'U' AND 'ME'
TO BE HONEST!
TO-DO-LIST
TOO CLOSE TO CALL!
TOP DOWN
TOP MAN!
TOTAL PLACE
TOUCH BASE
TOUCH SCREEN
TOUGH LOVE
TOWNIE!
TOXIC DEBT
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
TRANSMEDIA
TRANSPARENCY
TROLL!
TRUST FACTOR
TRUST IMPERATIVE
TURNKEY SOLUTION
TWEENIE
TWEET
TWITTER
UBER
UNIQUE SELLING POINT
UNITED KINGDOM (sorry ...but I'm from ENGLAND!!!)
UNIVERSAL
UNRECONSTRUCTED
UP TO SPEED
UP YOUR GAME
UPLOAD
UPSCALE
UPSKILLING
URBAN MYTH
USB
USE IT OR LOSE IT!
USER FRIENDLY
USP
UTILISE
VALUE ADDED
VALUES DRIVEN
VENTURE CAPITALISTS
VETTED
VICARIOUS
VIDEO CONFERENCING
VIRAL MARKETING
VIRTUAL WORLD
VIRUS
VISIBILITY
VISION
VISION STATEMENT
VLOG
WAG!
WAKE-UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE
WAKE-UP CALL
WALK THE WALK - TALK THE TALK
WALL STREET TO MAIN STREET
WANABEES
WAR ON STRESS
WAR ON TERROR
WAR ROOM
WASH-UP MEETING
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
WEB BASED
WELL CRAFTED
WE'LL GET THROUGH THIS!
WELL? ...DUH!
WELLNESS
WE'RE TAKING THIS TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL
WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM!
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET
WHATEVER!
WHAT'S UP!
WHAT'S YOU DOIN'?
WHEEL CLAMPING
WHEELY BIN
WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD
WHISPER MILL
WHITE GOODS
WHO ARE YOU WEARING?
WICKED!
WIDGET
WIKIPEDIA
WILDCARD
WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
WINDOWS
WIN-LOSE STRATEGIES
WIN-WIN SITUATION
WISH LIST
WITCH-HUNT
WITH ALL DUE RESPECT!
WITH THAT SAID!
WITHOUT A DOUBT!
WOOPIE! (Well Off Older Person)
WOOT
WORK CLEVER
WORK STATION
WORKFLOW
WORK-LIFE BALANCE
WORLD BEATER
WORLD CLASS
WORST CASE SCENARIO
WOW FACTOR
WYSYWYG
Y2K
YAY BIG!
YEAH…RIGHT!
YEAR ON YEAR
YER' KNOW!
YIELD
YO!
YOU BETCHA!
YOU GUYS!
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?
YOU NEED TO MOVE ON!
YOU'RE A STAR!
YOU'RE BAD!
YOU'RE GAY!
YOU'RE POINT!
YOURSELF!
YUPPIE!
ZEITGEIST
ZERO TOLERANCE

:)

Doug-Morgan
09-27-2010, 09:10 AM
Groovy list, dude......

timmyfunk
09-27-2010, 09:41 AM
I was looking for the word transparency (which was conspicuously absent during the Bush years) and you didn't disappoint.

arrr&bee
09-27-2010, 11:05 AM
I wish folks would stop with the....oh my god....geez!!!!!

nysister
09-27-2010, 11:31 AM
@grapvine......LOL!!!

144man
09-27-2010, 01:16 PM
It's annoying, innit?

soulster
09-27-2010, 01:21 PM
I wish folks would stop with the....oh my god....geez!!!!!

OMG! My girlfriend uses that all the time! :)

rovereab
09-27-2010, 01:42 PM
I also dislike the upward inflection used by many people these days at the end of sentences in a way that implies a question.

soulster
09-27-2010, 03:33 PM
I also dislike the upward inflection used by many people these days at the end of sentences in a way that implies a question.

That usually implies sarcasm.

nomis
09-27-2010, 05:28 PM
Thats a hell of a list Grapevine - most kids I hear on the bus are too illiterate to know most of those words! I had a teacher in my shop yesterday who told me kids can text each other while their phones are in their pockets without evening looking at them! I firmly believe theres a link between technology,the texting curse and poor language use..

144man
09-27-2010, 06:45 PM
I also dislike the upward inflection used by many people these days at the end of sentences in a way that implies a question.

I think that started in Australia.

moe
09-27-2010, 07:38 PM
Thanks, Grapevine...........you got my favorite (not).........PRO-ACTIVE!!

nomis
09-27-2010, 07:53 PM
"Going forward" is used in offices to silence disgruntled workers,Its usually used by people in human resources.."Going Forward" was used alot when i worked at a lawfirm- it nullifys a conversation someone dosent want to deal with..

rta5225
09-27-2010, 09:13 PM
What fries me is the word ax, for ask!! "I'm gonna ax someone for help." Eeeewwwww! My Lord God! I've heard Ph.D.'s AXing for things. :-0

soulster
09-28-2010, 12:56 AM
I think that started in Australia.


If I had posted that, i'd have gotten ripped for it.

ladyvanaye
09-28-2010, 01:40 PM
I also dislike the upward inflection used by many people these days at the end of sentences in a way that implies a question.

I was just thinking about that this morning when a young woman that was being interviewed on my local TV station kept talking like that. It annoyed the heck out of me.

sunshineonacloudyday
09-28-2010, 07:42 PM
I don't have a problem with the use of "axed"--the Ebonics' version of "asked." (Read about the controversy stirred up over the use of Ebonics in public school a few years ago in Oakland,CA.)

The word "axed" is prevalent in many, many R&B and Soul songs. One notable Motown example is when Mary Wells slips it in on the third "asked" of "You Beat Me To The Punch"--

"...and axed me to be yours"

One word commonly misused these days that does bother me is "seen", for "saw"...As in; "I *seen* him coming out of the store." My daugher says this all the time. It makes me crazy.

sunshineonacloudyday
09-28-2010, 08:10 PM
Re the over-use of like: My 12 year old son says, "It's like thinking in mid-sentence."..."It's a pause to like, quote somebody."
"It's used like 'um.'"
LMAO

tamla617
09-29-2010, 07:54 AM
grape
that could have been my list.
i found transparency eventually i was looking straight through it,couldnt see the woods for the trees!

there are sayings that p me off too like (that would be "my" like and not the new like!)these
good here isnt it? when chaos is reigning
you dont have to be mad to work here, but it helps.................. thats everywhere i've worked
rome wasnt built in a day............................(my answer to that is) thats because the planning permission was in latin.
we've always done it this way...............the last words of a dying swan

144man
09-29-2010, 03:30 PM
One word commonly misused these days that does bother me is "seen", for "saw".

That reminds me of an old joke:-

"Who was that lady I seen you with last night?"
"Don't you mean I saw?"
"OK. Who was that eyesore I seen you with last night?"

paulo
09-29-2010, 04:48 PM
I HATE HATE HATE this abuse of the English language. Oh my god,like I ax im......etc etc etc....AND ENGLISH White Boys and girls with In it. and alright..trying their interperation of what they THINK is black urbun cool. PATHETIC. Catherine Tate has a lot to answer for. INNIT. AWLRIGHT??

arrr&bee
09-29-2010, 05:46 PM
Mules lissen hare ta thees hare cityslickers talkin bout thiissen hare eingliss laagige iffen ya dunt lykes tha way we talk ova hare enn emaryka thin scram enn git whars mi muskit cityslickin varmits...comon mules weese got wurk ta du!!!

tamla617
09-30-2010, 06:39 PM
i know i said before i cant stand this innit,like etc.
but if language stood still.we would by saying gadzooks and i would be able to understand shakespeare,language is a living thing and changes.BUT THERE'S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY OF COMUNICATING than this.as for the issues,engage and opperative brigade why do they have to fix things that werent broke.

soulster
09-30-2010, 09:02 PM
I HATE HATE HATE this abuse of the English language. Oh my god,like I ax im......etc etc etc....AND ENGLISH White Boys and girls with In it. and alright..trying their interperation of what they THINK is black urbun cool. PATHETIC. Catherine Tate has a lot to answer for. INNIT. AWLRIGHT??

Be careful, though, becuse you come dangerously close to sounding like you think White people shouldn't try to "act Black", whatever that means.

144man
10-02-2010, 06:06 AM
I hope "innit" survives as it genuinely fills a gap in the English language. It's fairly similar to the French "n'est-ce pas".

tamla617
10-02-2010, 04:56 PM
innit is isn't it, innit l'homme cent,quarante et quatre

144man
10-04-2010, 06:45 PM
Not quite, Tamla six cent dix-sept, because it can be used for first, second and third person, singular and plural, and for past, present, or future. I like its flexibility.

rta5225
10-04-2010, 10:41 PM
[QUOTE=sunshineonacloudyday;9714]I don't have a problem with the use of "axed"--the Ebonics' version of "asked." (Read about the controversy stirred up over the use of Ebonics in public school a few years ago in Oakland,CA.)

The word "axed" is prevalent in many, many R&B and Soul songs. One notable Motown example is when Mary Wells slips it in on the third "asked" of "You Beat Me To The Punch"--"...and axed me to be yours"QUOTE]

WOW! Where have I been? I haven't heard any of this. My social circle gets a kick out of this. My mother's friend says it (along with a bunch of other split verbs) and to me it sounds so ignorant---or should I say ignint? LOL! :rolleyes:

tamla617
10-05-2010, 10:48 AM
144man
thats wot i meant innit
i bet you dont use that word very often,unless in a joking way.you're educated for a start and over 30 i'm guessing,no offence intended.
btw our names look much better en francaise!

144man
10-06-2010, 07:54 AM
tamla617
You've got me sussed. It's a fair cop, guv! :)

juicefree20
10-28-2011, 08:12 PM
I hate the phrase "skill-set".

Annoys the hell out of me. It's kinda like trying to make something simple sound like rocket scientry. Kinda like calling someone a sanitation engineer.

arrr&bee
10-29-2011, 07:45 PM
i dont generally talk to people under thirty,i dont really know any teenagers im an older drag queen now- i go on the bus everyday to work and pick up bits from other people conversation as im sitting there ive noticed,and im alarmed at teenagers and the way they speak to each other - its not cussing but the use of like- ive just had to listen to this kind of babble -

girl one :"i was like walking down like the street and like i saw this bird like land infront of me and i was like thats like a huge like bird then i noticed like the bread on like the footpath and i was like its gonna like that totally like.."

girl two:oh my god!like im so like scared of birds im like i find them like creepy

girl one:totally im like that is like the biggest like bird i ever like saw...

...and on it goes!! Has anyone else noticed this disturbing trend in language or does it just happen in my part of the world?(new zealand)if this a global trend - how did it start? Where will it end? Is it the end of humankind- i want to scream every time i hear people doing it is it because their lazy? What are their teachers teaching them? Can anyone explain or am i just not hip to these cats speak?
Do they text each other and use all those likes or is it because the spoken word is losing the battle to technology..somebody help me out..yeah like don't it like just boil your water i mean like when i'm like at anywhere and like those folks just can't stop it imean like where does it like you know end?

soulster
10-30-2011, 02:05 PM
Like...don't get upset about it! Like, it's gonna be OK! :)

smark21
10-30-2011, 04:49 PM
BTW, Norris hasn't posted here in quite some time. What ever happened to him? I know he had his struggles.

nosey
10-31-2011, 10:07 AM
Ax grates me and I used behavior modification on my children when they were younger to stop them from saying ax. I used to karate chop them everytime they said it and they thank me to this day. Ebonics has it's place but not in the workplace. I hate when people say Like-did, love-did, looked did, etc., saying spaded instead of spay and one of my all time hates is when people say squash instead of quash; as in quashing the issue. Grrrr......

nosey
10-31-2011, 10:15 AM
Two more things: folks who misquote scripture. For example being clothed in my right mind. Actually its I am clothed AND in my right mind. Also when Black folks want to prove scriptually that God is Black by saying his hair is like lamb's wool when it actually says his hair is as white as lambs wool as white as snow. It speaks to the hair color and not the texture.

arrr&bee
11-03-2011, 01:46 PM
two more things: Folks who misquote scripture. For example being clothed in my right mind. Actually its i am clothed and in my right mind. Also when black folks want to prove scriptually that god is black by saying his hair is like lamb's wool when it actually says his hair is as white as lambs wool as white as snow. It speaks to the hair color and not the texture.haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,who's ever seen god in person?...i thought i saw him once but i was having a hooch hullucination and it was just my wife in curlers!!