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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2022, 11:57:50 PM »

"US federal route"

Ouch!  That was a recurrent nightmare.

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I believe that website is defunct.  I suspect that it went down in [flames].

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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2022, 02:36:01 AM »

...and Go!

As in a Facebook post on a local page:  "I'm looking for the best pizza in the town.  And Go!"

What...did you just enter me in some race?  Is "Please" and "Thank you" not in your vocabulary?  Never mind the question has been asked a zillion times.  And never mind that you're never actually going to tell us where you ultimately go.   We're not competing to tell you the best pizza place in record time.  And we know you're just going to wind up at Dominos anyway.

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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2022, 01:03:35 PM »

"US federal route"

Ouch!  That was a recurrent nightmare.

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"Video of US Federal route XX now available at Team CalRog.com"

I believe that website is defunct.  I suspect that it went down in [flames].

Along with the Little Green Shrub.

The little green shrub is gone. I did a parody recreation of that video a few years ago when I was in E-town.

https://www.facebook.com/MillenniumHighway/videos/10153353017081469
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2022, 02:46:42 PM »


I can't believe the thread has gotten this far without someone asking "How are you?"

The best response to actually tell someone how you feel.  They donít really want to actually know usually and itís amusing to make people uncomfortable.

You've probably encountered Christians who answer the question with "I'm blessed".  A assume they do so as a way of either (a) reminding themselves that their good fortune is a blessing from heaven, or (b) as a way to inoffensively identify themselves as a Christian.  I think the overlap is probably large with the group of people who say "Have a blessed day".  Anyway...

One lady in our church recently told me that she answers with "I'm blessed" when she's actually not doing very well.  She doesn't want to lie by saying "I'm fine" when she really isn't fine.  But there's also a good chance that either she or the person asking doesn't really want to talk about what's wrong.  And so, because she believes it's an objective fact that God has blessed her even if she can't discern exactly how at the moment, she has chosen "I'm blessed" as a way of technically not lying but still dodging a conversation she isn't keen to have.

So now, if I ask her how she's doing, and she says "I'm blessed", I respond with "Oh, what's the matter?"
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #54 on: May 12, 2022, 02:52:26 PM »


I can't believe the thread has gotten this far without someone asking "How are you?"

The best response to actually tell someone how you feel.  They donít really want to actually know usually and itís amusing to make people uncomfortable.

You've probably encountered Christians who answer the question with "I'm blessed".  A assume they do so as a way of either (a) reminding themselves that their good fortune is a blessing from heaven, or (b) as a way to inoffensively identify themselves as a Christian.  I think the overlap is probably large with the group of people who say "Have a blessed day".  Anyway...

One lady in our church recently told me that she answers with "I'm blessed" when she's actually not doing very well.  She doesn't want to lie by saying "I'm fine" when she really isn't fine.  But there's also a good chance that either she or the person asking doesn't really want to talk about what's wrong.  And so, because she believes it's an objective fact that God has blessed her even if she can't discern exactly how at the moment, she has chosen "I'm blessed" as a way of technically not lying but still dodging a conversation she isn't keen to have.

So now, if I ask her how she's doing, and she says "I'm blessed", I respond with "Oh, what's the matter?"

I might try that with my wife.  Saying ďIím blessedĒ would be so outside the norm for me that Iím curious to see how she would react to it.
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2022, 03:06:30 PM »

'Your call is important to us'

... on a recording, from a company whose hold time is always at least five minutes long.
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2022, 04:04:13 PM »

Hot take: This entire thread.

Phrases might not be needed per-say, but they are used because it just makes sense in certain situations. I'd like to see some of you never use common phrases like the ones you have suggested when you talk.

Maybe you should rename the thread to "Overused phrases that I don't like".

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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2022, 04:28:51 PM »




I can't believe the thread has gotten this far without someone asking "How are you?"

The best response to actually tell someone how you feel.  They donít really want to actually know usually and itís amusing to make people uncomfortable.

You've probably encountered Christians who answer the question with "I'm blessed".  A assume they do so as a way of either (a) reminding themselves that their good fortune is a blessing from heaven, or (b) as a way to inoffensively identify themselves as a Christian.  I think the overlap is probably large with the group of people who say "Have a blessed day".  Anyway...

One lady in our church recently told me that she answers with "I'm blessed" when she's actually not doing very well.  She doesn't want to lie by saying "I'm fine" when she really isn't fine.  But there's also a good chance that either she or the person asking doesn't really want to talk about what's wrong.  And so, because she believes it's an objective fact that God has blessed her even if she can't discern exactly how at the moment, she has chosen "I'm blessed" as a way of technically not lying but still dodging a conversation she isn't keen to have.

So now, if I ask her how she's doing, and she says "I'm blessed", I respond with "Oh, what's the matter?"

I might try that with my wife.  Saying ďIím blessedĒ would be so outside the norm for me that Iím curious to see how she would react to it.

Heck, I'm "that type of person", but it would be so outside the norm for me too, that my wife would give me the hairy eyeball if I were to throw that one out.
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #58 on: May 12, 2022, 04:43:15 PM »

When a call is ďparkedĒ instead of ďon holdĒ.

I always thought parking a call was a different process than just placing on hold.  More like putting it in a transfer portal where it can be picked up at any station, and not just the intended recipientís station.  I know, that sounds a lot like hold, but Iím pretty sure itís different.

This is how it worked at my last place of employment.  Calls on hold could only be picked up at the phone where they were placed on hold.  Parked calls could potentially be picked up anywhere in the building.  I think you had to use some kind of code to pick up the parked call, but I don't remember exactly how it worked, but parked and held calls were definitely different.
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #59 on: May 12, 2022, 06:18:48 PM »

When a call is ďparkedĒ instead of ďon holdĒ.

I always thought parking a call was a different process than just placing on hold.  More like putting it in a transfer portal where it can be picked up at any station, and not just the intended recipientís station.  I know, that sounds a lot like hold, but Iím pretty sure itís different.

This is how it worked at my last place of employment.  Calls on hold could only be picked up at the phone where they were placed on hold.  Parked calls could potentially be picked up anywhere in the building.  I think you had to use some kind of code to pick up the parked call, but I don't remember exactly how it worked, but parked and held calls were definitely different.

I knew that difference to be the same, except my last place of employment used "queued" or "in queue" instead of parked.
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #60 on: May 12, 2022, 07:49:01 PM »

ďNo offense butĒ

If itís offensive then itís offensive. If itís not then itís not.

It is what it is.
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2022, 11:17:45 PM »

ďNo offense butĒ

If itís offensive then itís offensive. If itís not then itís not.

"It's not personal." Yes, it is, or it's at least a problem that specifically needs to be addressed because of you, may not apply to someone else in the same situation, and may permanently affect my views of you.
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #62 on: May 13, 2022, 11:13:12 AM »

Hot take: This entire thread.

Phrases might not be needed per-say, but they are used because it just makes sense in certain situations. I'd like to see some of you never use common phrases like the ones you have suggested when you talk.

Maybe you should rename the thread to "Overused phrases that I don't like".

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Actually, I think a better title might be "redundant phrases" or "phrases that add nothing to the conversation."
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #63 on: May 13, 2022, 11:17:35 AM »

Ending a phrase/word/adjective with AF ("as fuck").

It doesn't add anything to the description.
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #64 on: May 13, 2022, 11:25:24 AM »

Ending a phrase/word/adjective with AF ("as fuck").

It doesn't add anything to the description.

wanted to make a qualitative comparison, not intelligent enough to think of one.
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #65 on: May 13, 2022, 03:06:20 PM »

Ending a phrase/word/adjective with AF ("as fuck").

It doesn't add anything to the description.

"as fuck" is an intensifier, like "very"
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« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2022, 03:08:27 PM »

It's an expletive in the literal sense of the term. (An expletive, by definition, doesn't change the meaning of the sentence.)
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« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2022, 05:29:18 PM »

Ending a phrase/word/adjective with AF ("as fuck").

It doesn't add anything to the description.

"as fuck" is an intensifier, like "very"


That might be the case if one didn't encounter it multiple times a day.
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
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Ending a phrase/word/adjective with AF ("as fuck").

It doesn't add anything to the description.

wanted to make a qualitative comparison, not intelligent enough to think of one.


Ending a phrase/word/adjective with AF ("as fuck").

It doesn't add anything to the description.

"as fuck" is an intensifier, like "very"

wanted to use an intensifier, not literate enough to come up with exceptionally or astoundingly or very or remarkably or ridiculously or super or extraordinarily, so just tacked AF on the end instead.
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« Reply #69 on: May 13, 2022, 09:42:26 PM »

____ and other _____

as in "Alcohol and other drugs" - what's so important about Alcohol that you have to explicitly call it out????

Kwik Trip's overhead tobbaco shelf has a sign on it that says "Tobacco, beer and alcohol - we ID all three"  --What's the third????

____ operations - a favorite government saying - Mowing operations, Paving operations, etc.  drop the unnecessary word PLEASE AF!
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« Reply #70 on: May 13, 2022, 09:46:32 PM »

Also - We did have this conversation, didn't we??
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« Reply #71 on: May 13, 2022, 10:46:20 PM »




____ operations - a favorite government saying - Mowing operations, Paving operations, etc.  drop the unnecessary word PLEASE AF!

NEVER.

Heck, in each NYSDOT Region, there is an Operations Engineer.  Never just calling it mowing. :D
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____ operations - a favorite government saying - Mowing operations, Paving operations, etc.  drop the unnecessary word PLEASE AF!

NEVER.

Heck, in each NYSDOT Region, there is an Operations Engineer.  Never just calling it mowing. :D
It's word fluff.  Why tack it on?
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____ operations - a favorite government saying - Mowing operations, Paving operations, etc.  drop the unnecessary word PLEASE AF!

NEVER.

Heck, in each NYSDOT Region, there is an Operations Engineer.  Never just calling it mowing. :D
It's word fluff.  Why tack it on?
Grammar operations.
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Re: Phrases that are not needed
« Reply #74 on: May 14, 2022, 02:43:42 PM »

Hot take: This entire thread.

Phrases might not be needed per-say, but they are used because it just makes sense in certain situations. I'd like to see some of you never use common phrases like the ones you have suggested when you talk.

Maybe you should rename the thread to "Overused phrases that I don't like".

</rant>

Actually, I think a better title might be "redundant phrases" or "phrases that add nothing to the conversation."

That's basically the same as the thread title
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