People Share The Sayings They Hate The Most
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You hear them all the time.

Commonly used expressions or sayings, slogans and catchphrases, reminders in television or internet ads, and they drive you up the wall.

Something about what they're saying, how it's said, or just the repetitive nature can make you wish your ears no longer worked.

Fortunately, the internet exists so we can all share in our auditory misery.


Reddit user, KamuiT, wanted to know what expressions should get in the bin when they asked:

"What is a phrase or saying that you hate?"

Spend enough time online and you'll come across some commonly used expressions that you are absolutely sick of. It's not that they're super offensive or anything, but after seeing them a hundred, thousand times, it might be time to try saying something else.

Now I'm Not Doing It Out Of Spite

"Please like and subscribe."

Autisten1996

"Smash that like button, check out the merch, and consider supporting me on Patreon so you can get the exact same content, but before I bother editing it!"

JADW27

"I could care less"

"NO! It is I COULDN'T CARE LESS"

kennyd612

"I should OF known better cringe"

Hattrick_Swayze2

There's Only One Truth

"That's my truth"

igottathinkofaname

Not to be confused with "The truth".

SaltRocksicle

"Worse, "I know my truth."

"In other words, they're convinced of their own infallibility."

AlterEgoSumMortis

All You TikTokkers On Your InstaTweets

"Tell me you're ___ without telling me you're ___"

PumpkinPieIsGreat

*robotic woman voice on TikTok*

ddh85

It's not the saying itself that might give you a headache, but the way it's being used. Typically, these expressions are used to cover up someone's ignorance or lack of honesty.

Keeping Information To Yourself

"Up to Sale: Up to 80% off" 2 items at 80%, the rest at 50% and less."

oh_no_name

"Save up to 15% or more! Your savings are somewhere within the set of all real numbers!"

ill_Skillz

"I love the weight loss commercials that are like "YOU COULD LOSE UP TO TWENTY POUNDS OR MORE IN THE FIRST WEEK""

"So what is it you a--holes? Up to 20 pounds? Or more than that?"

Spiderbubble

They're Doing A Job. Compensate Them As Such.

"Not all heroes wear capes"

"It's been getting on my nerves lately. It's been overused."

WhichWayzUp

“You’re doing gods/the lords work”

josey__wales

We're Not All Scientists And That's The Point

"Do your own research!"

"People suck at doing their own research that's why we trust experts."

IFeelSorry4UrMothers

"Do your own research [on COVID]"

"Yeah, I'll just pop down to the virology lab in my basement and toss some samples into the centrifuge. Everyone has their own virology lab, right?"

TheBelhade

And then there's these, the true definition of "ear-achingly bad." Hearing these can make you immediately zone out of a conversation, hang up the call, and never speak to that person again.

Maybe not that far, but it'll certainly feel like it.

We're Living In A Time Of Condensed Pop Culture

"I'll start:"

"I hate the phrase on the radio that says "80s, 90s, and Today!'"

"Today has been 23 years now."

KamuiT

Let's Normalize Not Saying "Let's Normalize"

“Let’s normalize…(insert something that’s already normal to do)”

Hawaiiliving43

"Lets normalize driving cars and eating food"

AliceP00per

"let's stop normalizing....thing that's normal but they just don't like"

RUfuqingkiddingme

Parental Nicknames...Ugh...

“Hubby” and “preggers”

Burrito_Loyalist

"When parents refer to their kids as "my littles". It's in EVERY mommy blog. Just call them your kids! I don't even have kids and it annoys me so much."

violent_delights_9

Wait For It...

“No offense but…(insert offense)”

Nice-Advertising-551

"Usually when someone says no offense, what follows is some rude remark. The term pretty much means nothing"

Whenindoubtpinkyout3

Best Regards

"Hope this email finds you well."

personofinterest18·

Backhanded Compliments

"you do you"

"People say it like it's a positive note to end a discussion, when really it's the most backhanded comment of "I think you are doing this wrong, but whatever"

Drawn-Otterix·

Caveman

"Look who came out of their cave!"

Old-@ss-enthusiasm·

No Thanks

"Anything about paying your dues. This was said a lot when I was in unpaid internships that asked way too much of me while I was also a full time student and working part time. Being paid in experience doesn’t cover my groceries."

alistofthingsIhate

Round of Applause

"Clapback."

"I like the idea, but the word just sounds gross to me."

Avicii_DrWho

It's okay to fall back on easily understandable expressions to get across your point. Maybe do a little consideration once in a while so you don't always say what everyone else is saying. It might seem hard at first...

but whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Ew.

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If society could just stop with arbitrary dress codes. If you're not working with the public, why should you have to dress up so much? If you're a police officer, then it makes sense that you'd wear a uniform that identifies you as a police officer. If you're Ted from IT who sits in the backroom all day, I really don't see why you have to come in every day in a suit and tie.

Let's just toss them out, shall we?

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