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Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

I could care less

 We've been over this one a hundred times, but apparently it'll take a hundred and one until people figure it out. 
 
You could care less? Does that you mean you care a lot? Well obviously you care some amount, if it's possible for you to care less. How much do you care? 
  
What it really means
Of course, what people are trying to say is that they couldn't care less. Why they don't simply say that, I'll never know. 
 
Sometimes people say it's sarcasm. Well, in that case, the statement is just as stupid. It's very poor sarcasm. In fact, most people inflect "care less" when saying this statement, so I don't even think that holds up. But even if the sarcastic word is "could", it's still a very poor way of expressing it. A proper sarcastic variant would be "I care a lot". Or you could, you know, just say you couldn't care less. 
 

That's just like, your opinion, man

 Every time I see someone say some variant of "that's just your opinion" I want to gargle razorblades. Who's fucking opinion do you think I'm giving?  
 
What this really means  
What they're really trying to do is belittle your opinion, but having absolutely no empirical evidence to argue against it, they attempt to minimize it's value by saying "that's just your opinion".  
 
What a completely useless statement. It literally says nothing. Do you people who say this really want every sentence to end with an asterisk and a disclaimer saying "note: this is my opinion"? Why? This statement says literally nothing. It's a complete waste of bandwidth. You may as well quote every single person on the internet and say "well you just typed that". Wooptyshit, Sherlock.  
 
But I guess that's just my opinion.
 

Have your cake and eat it, too

 In this one, it's not the actual phrase that bothers me, it's people thinking they're hot shit because they realize that what's the point in having cake if you can't eat it? 
 
What it really means 
What this phrase is NOT saying is that I want to be able to eat cake. What it is saying is that I want to have cake while also being able to eat it. You can not have something that has been consumed, ergo, the phrase is saying I want to have it both ways, have the best of both worlds, etc. I want to have money but able to spend it too is an analogy. If you spend your money, you have lost that money and then do not have it. Simple. You're not clever for realizing cake is useless without being able to eat it, and the phrase wasn't suggesting anyone wants to have unedible cake. 
  
 

That's it for now. What are some phrases that grind your gears? (I just set you up to say you're bothered by "grinds my gears". Roll with it.)
#1 Edited by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

I could care less

 We've been over this one a hundred times, but apparently it'll take a hundred and one until people figure it out. 
 
You could care less? Does that you mean you care a lot? Well obviously you care some amount, if it's possible for you to care less. How much do you care? 
  
What it really means
Of course, what people are trying to say is that they couldn't care less. Why they don't simply say that, I'll never know. 
 
Sometimes people say it's sarcasm. Well, in that case, the statement is just as stupid. It's very poor sarcasm. In fact, most people inflect "care less" when saying this statement, so I don't even think that holds up. But even if the sarcastic word is "could", it's still a very poor way of expressing it. A proper sarcastic variant would be "I care a lot". Or you could, you know, just say you couldn't care less. 
 

That's just like, your opinion, man

 Every time I see someone say some variant of "that's just your opinion" I want to gargle razorblades. Who's fucking opinion do you think I'm giving?  
 
What this really means  
What they're really trying to do is belittle your opinion, but having absolutely no empirical evidence to argue against it, they attempt to minimize it's value by saying "that's just your opinion".  
 
What a completely useless statement. It literally says nothing. Do you people who say this really want every sentence to end with an asterisk and a disclaimer saying "note: this is my opinion"? Why? This statement says literally nothing. It's a complete waste of bandwidth. You may as well quote every single person on the internet and say "well you just typed that". Wooptyshit, Sherlock.  
 
But I guess that's just my opinion.
 

Have your cake and eat it, too

 In this one, it's not the actual phrase that bothers me, it's people thinking they're hot shit because they realize that what's the point in having cake if you can't eat it? 
 
What it really means 
What this phrase is NOT saying is that I want to be able to eat cake. What it is saying is that I want to have cake while also being able to eat it. You can not have something that has been consumed, ergo, the phrase is saying I want to have it both ways, have the best of both worlds, etc. I want to have money but able to spend it too is an analogy. If you spend your money, you have lost that money and then do not have it. Simple. You're not clever for realizing cake is useless without being able to eat it, and the phrase wasn't suggesting anyone wants to have unedible cake. 
  
 

That's it for now. What are some phrases that grind your gears? (I just set you up to say you're bothered by "grinds my gears". Roll with it.)
#2 Edited by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Bitches and whores. 
  
The meme Giant Bomb stole from 4chan.  As much as I say it, it annoys the fuck of me. 
 
EDIT:  I also hate "you know".  For pretty good reasons.

#3 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

Am I doing it right? But anyway, I never even heard of the cake statement until now.
#4 Posted by Detrian (1126 posts) -

And what's the deal with airline food?
 
That phrase doesn't actually annoy me I just think it sums up this thread nicely.

#5 Edited by valrog (3671 posts) -
@Detrian said:

" And what's the deal with airline food?  That phrase doesn't actually annoy me I just think it sums up this thread nicely. "

That reminded me of Seinfeld and the "What's the deal with airplane peanuts"? It's a really deep question that makes you think.
#6 Posted by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -

People who type the word "sigh" anywhere.  It just doesn't fucking translate to text you fucking mongs.

#7 Posted by Marcsman (3116 posts) -

My fiance and I 
I just fucking hate the "f" word.
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#8 Posted by Red12b (9075 posts) -

I don't really care about those phrases,  
 
What bugs me are the people who use Lol, fail, win and other text/internet speak in a face to face conversation, then I usually walk away from them or just turn around and continue in something more productive than talking to a moron. 

#9 Posted by EVO (3864 posts) -

I could care less about your cool story, bro.

#10 Posted by CitizenKane (10502 posts) -

"I could care less" isn't really it's own phrase, just a misrepresentation of the phrase "I couldn't care less."

#11 Edited by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

No yo, I got a legit one: 
 
Ni**a you gay, homies over hoes, and black jesus.
 
God damn, it's like a bunch of people saw Boondocks and then just realized how good the show is.  

#12 Edited by chstupid (806 posts) -
#13 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@CitizenKane said:
" "I could care less" isn't really it's own phrase, just a misrepresentation of the phrase "I couldn't care less." "
Which is kind of my point, the problem is that the vast majority of people say "I COULD care less" rather than "couldn't", and it annoys the piss out of me.
#14 Posted by natetodamax (19170 posts) -

None of those are as annoying as people who use "gay" as a synonym for stupid.

#15 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" No yo, I got a legit one:  Nigga you gay, homies over hoes, and black jesus. God damn, it's like a bunch of people saw Boondocks and then just realized how good the show is.   "
Do the homie! Do the homie! Do the homie! 
 
.. 
Also "Bros before hoes" because it's the opposite for me. 
Sausagefest is not a good thing
#16 Posted by Nadafinga (957 posts) -

I hate it when people use the phrase "Smoking Gun." Especially in news broadcasts. I don't have a good reason for it, it's just....hokey.

#17 Posted by LiquidPrince (15842 posts) -
@KaosAngel:  Do you want to get banned/suspended?
#18 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@ZeForgotten said:
" @KaosAngel said:
" No yo, I got a legit one:  Nigga you gay, homies over hoes, and black jesus. God damn, it's like a bunch of people saw Boondocks and then just realized how good the show is.   "
Do the homie! Do the homie! Do the homie!  .. Also "Bros before hoes" because it's the opposite for me. Sausagefest is not a good thing "
I did now know you watch Boondocks, and you are one of the few white folks who do.  I have to kinda respect you for that.   :| 
 
No homo.
#19 Posted by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -
@chstupid: Really, I didn't know that.
#20 Posted by EVO (3864 posts) -

Been meaning to get this one of my chest:
 
Duder.
 
I hate that word.

#21 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @ZeForgotten said:
" @KaosAngel said:
" No yo, I got a legit one:  Nigga you gay, homies over hoes, and black jesus. God damn, it's like a bunch of people saw Boondocks and then just realized how good the show is.   "
Do the homie! Do the homie! Do the homie!  .. Also "Bros before hoes" because it's the opposite for me. Sausagefest is not a good thing "
I did now know you watch Boondocks, and you are one of the few white folks who do.  I have to kinda respect you for that.   :|  No homo. "
I've watched everything Boondocks like twice already.  
Fantastic show and I need more of it :(
#22 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:
" @KaosAngel:  Do you want to get banned/suspended? "
For quoting Boondocks?
#23 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @LiquidPrince said:
" @KaosAngel:  Do you want to get banned/suspended? "
For quoting Boondocks? "
You can't say the "N-word" on this site! 
It's dangerouuus! Usually it's us "white folks" who says you can't use it and the black folks are like "meh whatever" ... 
I wonder why that is 
#24 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@ZeForgotten said:
"You can't say the "N-word" on this site! It's dangerouuus! Usually it's us "white folks" who says you can't use it and the black folks are like "meh whatever" ... I wonder why that is  "
Dude, seriously.  I call myself a towel head and camel jockey all the time.  It's always white people who get offended.  It's like "why the fuck does it bother you"? 
 
DUDE!  Add that to phrases that annoy me: 
 
When white people say they're offended when someone of a different skin colour makes fun of their own people!  
#25 Posted by PhaggyBigNastyMcKill (564 posts) -

nuff said

#26 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@Pinworm45: I disagree with you on some subjects, but I'm absolutely in your corner with these.
#27 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @ZeForgotten said:
"You can't say the "N-word" on this site! It's dangerouuus! Usually it's us "white folks" who says you can't use it and the black folks are like "meh whatever" ... I wonder why that is  "
Dude, seriously.  I call myself a towel head and camel jockey all the time.  It's always white people who get offended.  It's like "why the fuck does it bother you"?    
     DUDE!  Add that to phrases that annoy me:    
    When white people say they're offended when someone of a different skin colour makes fun of their own people!   "
Oh god, you're right, i hate when that happens too.  
Lighten up for Christs sake (oh fuck, I just said "Christ, didn't I?) people, they're joking.  
People watch too many old movies and get all scared, I've never seen anyone get angry at me for quoting Omid Djalili's character in GTA 4: Gay Tony-thingy. 
"What is up, my nigga?" ..  
The way he says it, is just priceless.. And I'm as white as they get. Never gotten jumped by anyone for saying .. "The N-word" because around here people can make jokes. And they can also take a joke. 
#28 Posted by Video_Game_King (36000 posts) -

Actually, I know why it's "have your cake and eat it": because long ago, it was "eat your cake and have it, too", but somebody fucked it up.

#29 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@ZeForgotten said:
" @KaosAngel said:
" @ZeForgotten said:
"You can't say the "N-word" on this site! It's dangerouuus! Usually it's us "white folks" who says you can't use it and the black folks are like "meh whatever" ... I wonder why that is  "
Dude, seriously.  I call myself a towel head and camel jockey all the time.  It's always white people who get offended.  It's like "why the fuck does it bother you"?    
     DUDE!  Add that to phrases that annoy me:    
    When white people say they're offended when someone of a different skin colour makes fun of their own people!   "
Oh god, you're right, i hate when that happens too.  Lighten up for Christs sake (oh fuck, I just said "Christ, didn't I?) people, they're joking.  People watch too many old movies and get all scared, I've never seen anyone get angry at me for quoting Omid Djalili's character in GTA 4: Gay Tony-thingy. "What is up, my nigga?" ..  The way he says it, is just priceless.. And I'm as white as they get. Never gotten jumped by anyone for saying .. "The N-word" because around here people can make jokes. And they can also take a joke.  "
  
  Fast forward to 2:00 for my opinion on this. NSFW obviously.
#30 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@ZeForgotten: You figure after Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Charlie Murphy, and the Boondocks...people would lighten up, but sadly the wrong people keep getting offended.  Oh man, the best part is that the Boondocks was supposed to offend African Americans and to show them what they're becoming, but for some reason white people were the ones who were offended and african americans understood the humor. 
 
Damn I love how Boondocks caused such a chaotic time for Cartoon Network.   
 
Other phrases that annoys me: 
  
"Cause you's a bitch." and "Fail"/"Epic"  That shit is getting ridiculous.
#31 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

You should add the following to your list: 
 
DONT YOU GET ANNOY 
 
Anyway, I kinda don't get annoyed by any phrases, moreso by wierd accents and pronounciations that make me have to sit and process what was just being said after it was said. Just feels bad to have to sit and think about wtf was just said even when it's your native language.

#32 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@Pinworm45: Damn, know you know why I put quotation marks around "The N-Word" :(. 
 
@KaosAngel: Many of us white people are soft, I'll admit it. 
We get offended for the black people for some reason. 
It's like we're saying "oh no, they're joking with it, someone should get offended, let it be us"  
Fucking whimps... 
 
Anyways, that's enough derailing of this topic and all of this junk, gotta get some work done. 
#33 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -

Uber and Ax (read as Ask)! I fucking hate it when people use that. 

#34 Posted by JackSukeru (5903 posts) -
@ZeForgotten said:
" @KaosAngel said:
" No yo, I got a legit one:  Nigga you gay, homies over hoes, and black jesus. God damn, it's like a bunch of people saw Boondocks and then just realized how good the show is.   "
Do the homie! Do the homie! Do the homie!  .. Also "Bros before hoes" because it's the opposite for me. Sausagefest is not a good thing "

 Vinny knows what's up!     
 
 
I've always disliked people who use "tbh" (to be honest) to try to make their opinion sound like some kind of universally accepted fact.
 
like "The multiplayer is shit tbh" or "The first game was better tbh". 
 
I mean, what!? you are just giving your opinion, where's the "I'm just being honest with you, bro" part? It's nowhere, you're just full of shit!
/Rage
#35 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

I think its much worse when people use "IMO" in order to defend their own stupid statements.

#36 Posted by JackSukeru (5903 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" I think its much worse when people use "IMO" in order to defend their own stupid statements. "
That sucks too, and above all it's lazy IMO.
#37 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

"It's just a game", no shit it's just a game...that's why I'm playing.

#38 Posted by Brendan (7687 posts) -

I agree completely on the second point.  Most potential debate is cut short on this site by people saying "Well you have your opinion and I have mine, so let's leave it at that."  We're human freaking beings!  We're intelligent enough to have opinions, and therefore intelligent enough to debate the merits of each others opinions.  It's the whole point of discussion!  Of course, if you forget to type "In my opinion"  people always try to do one of those stupid "*Fixed" quotes with it added in, like nobody will get that what people are saying is their opinion.  This kind of modern reaction to the flame war era has basically become moral isolationism, and it's annoying as hell.
#39 Posted by ViciousReiven (818 posts) -

I always make sure I say "Couldn't care less" because I'm not an idiot. 
I never mention the concept of another person's opinion unless I'm specifically telling them to fuck it. 

#40 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -
@ZeForgotten said:
" @KaosAngel said:
" No yo, I got a legit one:  Nigga you gay, homies over hoes, and black jesus. God damn, it's like a bunch of people saw Boondocks and then just realized how good the show is.   "
Do the homie! Do the homie! Do the homie!  .. Also "Bros before hoes" because it's the opposite for me. Sausagefest is not a good thing "
Bros before Hoes!
#41 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6287 posts) -
@EVO said:
" Been meaning to get this one of my chest:  Duder.  I hate that word. "
Fucking Christ so do I. Jeffrey Lebowski is the one one permitted to say that.
#42 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@Mrskidders said:
" People who type the word "sigh" anywhere.  It just doesn't fucking translate to text you fucking mongs. "
This and "ugh."  Makes people look like 15 year old girls that think their life is way too tough and everything is a bother to them.
#43 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

you know what grinds my gears? people that say the same thing over and over. also another one is people that say memes out loud.

#44 Posted by FreakAche (2949 posts) -

"No homo" is painfully stupid.

#45 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

The reason that you sometimes have to tell people on the internet that "it's just like their opinion, man" is because some of them don't understand that everything they believe is not fact.

#46 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@FreakAche said:
" "No homo" is painfully stupid. "
No homo, homie.
#47 Posted by Tearhead (2154 posts) -

The phrase "hella" fuckin irritates me.

#48 Posted by Yummylee (21250 posts) -

Every single word of every language pisses me off some way or another.

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#49 Posted by damnboyadvance (4059 posts) -

Anybody that says "nigger." I'm white. You don't see me walking around calling my fellow Caucasian friends "crackers."
 
"Nigger" is considered offensive to blacks. So why do they talk to each other with that word, then throw a fit if white people say it?

#50 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@damnboyadvance said:
""Nigger" is considered offensive to blacks. So why do they talk to each other with that word, then throw a fit if white people say it? "
There's a big difference with "nigga" and "nigger".  A very big difference.