View Full Version : overused phrases and expressions

Liam Crawford
September 22nd, 2011, 1:19 PM
Do you think there is a phrase or an expression that are severely overused and milked? Do they bother you or you are one to use some?

September 22nd, 2011, 3:29 PM
Well, they don't typically bother me...except maybe for "Winning!" when it is used by a supposedly professional news source...>__>

I always end up using things like "Like" and whatnot. As in, like, that was so awesome. That kind of like. XD

September 22nd, 2011, 3:46 PM
I don't, like, think that any, like, um, expressions are, like, overused. Um, I think they're all, like, okay. You know?

September 22nd, 2011, 4:40 PM
my friends and i are joke-milkers. we call ourselves "Team Never-Let-it-Go." our jokes derive within our circle though, people who bring internet memes or whatever to irl are just not clever. when someone ruins a funny story by shouting "FAIL!!!!", my laughter turns into weeping for humanity.

September 22nd, 2011, 4:52 PM
Every internet meme. There's a guy in the saxophone section with me whose jokes revolve around internet memes...old ones at that. And it makes me want to punch him in the face because he's not funny.

September 22nd, 2011, 5:14 PM
Online, the only phrase that I got bored of reading too often is "no u". I still don't know all the uses for that phrase, anyway.

As for offline, I believe that using popular lines is overused, and sometimes when my friends-specifically, two of them-use them too often, I complain.

Know-Nothing Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog
September 22nd, 2011, 5:23 PM
I overuse phrases, but they aren't the ones everyone else uses so hopefully people aren't as sick of them.

There's this one girl in some of my classes who uses horribly lame "your face" phrases ALL the time. It's so annoying and I kinda want to slap her sometimes.

September 23rd, 2011, 1:00 AM
As Sydian said, Internet memes, particularly "deal with it," and "you just lost the game".

September 24th, 2011, 2:50 PM
Ugh, the classic "It's over 9000!" It might have been funny before, but now it has absolutely no meaning whatsoever. It's just a phrase people say for no good reason and I absolutely hate having to see that phrase whenever I go on the internet.

September 24th, 2011, 3:10 PM
overused meme is overused.


Freddy Fazbear
September 24th, 2011, 4:38 PM
I must comment on this thread... LIKE A BOSS.

I actually like "like a boss", but some other meme-based things can get annoying. "The game" is one (you just lost btw), and "challenge accepted". I HATE "you jelly?" cuz it doesn't even make sense, and when people slip the word "meow" into everything they say.

September 24th, 2011, 4:43 PM
I have a particular hate for any meme inspired by The Lonely Island, and an even more particular hate for the 'y u no' meme. Both of them are just... terrible. Why the internet found them hilarious I'll never know.

Shining Raichu
September 24th, 2011, 5:47 PM
My mother overuses a lot of expressions, but the one that springs immediately mind is after we finish eating dinner, she always says "Well if that's dinner, we've had it!" I don't even understand what that means...

But on the subject of memes: There are a lot of things that my friends used to say that I found absolutely hilarious, and I had no idea until very recently that a lot of them were memes. In fact, even just looking through this thread, I had no idea "y u no" and "you jelly?" were memes lol. But I do agree that over 9000 is a little done now, as are 'fail' and 'epic fail'.

September 24th, 2011, 6:05 PM
I'm guessing the most overused word is "like". However, as a Californian, I cannot say I hate the word, considering it is usually my filler word of choice. :p

Mr Cat Dog
September 25th, 2011, 3:33 AM
I really dislike the way I say like after every third or fourth word when speaking. I try not to do it as much online, mainly because of the ability to edit what one says, but offline it's like I can't censor myself with its overuse. I hope I'll be able to reduce saying it when I'm older, as it's going to look weird when I turn 80 and am still talking like a character from Mean Girls.

September 25th, 2011, 5:55 AM
ugh, omg-shers~

Pokemon Trainer Touko
September 26th, 2011, 1:23 AM
I don't care if people overusues phrases or expressions because it doesn't really bother me tbh. :/ Some phrases that I use a lot are :: 'Like', 'lol', oh and I use smileys a lot online too xD;, does it count? :D 'screw [insert name/place/object/etc]'... they're all of the ones I can think of right now lol.