Five Phrases No One In Atlantic County Wants To Hear Anymore
You know how most people seem to hate the word "moist"? We wanted to see not only which words, but which phrases people can't stand. Some of the answers may surprise you...
Joe Kelly and I were chatting when he told me the story about how he was out to eat and the waitress said she'd be "taking care of them". Joe took the phrase a little too literally, and now here we are. We asked a bunch of people close to us here in Atlantic County which words or phrases people just don't want to hear anymore and the responses are pretty funny.
Below are the top five phrases no one can listen to anymore.
Quotes are an integral part of our every day dialogue through which we express our ideas and emotions. However, nothing sounds more like nails on a chalkboard than hearing a quote uttered incorrectly. Especially one that would be perfect for the topic at hand. For example, when people say "for all intensive purposes" rather than "for all intents and purposes".
When people start off their sentence with "I never complain, but...." or "I'm not one to complain, but...", they're already contradicting themselves. Sure, we're all allowed to mope and complain once in a while, but if you're going to, just own it. Prefacing it with one of the two phrases above is meant to act as a buffer before you utter a complaint. It may relieve the guilt you feel from complaining, but it's unnecessary. Just complain and own it, or don't say anything at all.
Blondes have more fun.... doing what? The old connotation of the phrase doesn't even apply anymore because everyone has dyed hair! Now, you're whole head could be blonde, but you were born super dark. Let's not forget that a hair color change doesn't equal a personality change. So, who really has more fun?
When you're out to eat and the server is taking your order, we all know that person that says something like "I'll do the Chicken Parmesan" rather than "I'll have the Chicken Parmesan".
We're all guilty of this. We try to sugarcoat our judgments or insults by prefacing them with bumper phrases meant to, hopefully, soften the blow. It doesn't work. It's never worked. It will never work. However...
No offense, but, sometimes the truth hurts!