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Finch's thread reminded me of something that happened last night. DH and I went to the park for a lantern-lit hike around the gorge and grist mill. The woman who was our tour guide used the word "actually" a MILLION times. You couldn't hear anything else she was saying. All you heard was "actually". So the group returns to the grist mill and go inside. Her son ( or at least we think he's her son ) is the mill manager. HE uses the word "actually" MORE than she does!!! It was maddening. My DH was about to crack up. "And the metal pipe <b>actually</b> comes down here and <b>actually</b> turns the stones so they can <b>actually</b> grind the wheat and corn, <b>actually.</b> or "The mill was <b>actually</b>built in the 1700's and <b>actually</b> was closed for a long time"...it just went on and on. I'd say this was worse than people who use "like" too much. ARRRRRGH!
 

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Or when people say "I was like" instead of I said.<br>
Or he was like instead of he said.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I says really bugs me<br><br>
A woman at work always says "so i says, or he says" i want to scream.<br><br>
She's mean to me too<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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the guy that cracked the iphone was on npr the other day and I think he said "like" way too much. when I'm nervous I say "uh" a lot. when I'm with friends I said "you know". good friend of mine always says "do what?"
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">or like people who add "you know?" to the end of everything they say.</div>
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hey! I do that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Overuse of the word "actually" is one of those things that makes me a little nuts. The jerk in me wants to follow them around asking things like, "Really? That ACTUAL pipe ACTUALLY comes down here? FOR REAL???" But that would be mean.<br><br>
Other over used words and phrases I hate:<br><br>
my bad<br>
it's all good<br>
*something* is key<br>
literally<br>
prolly (especially in writing and especially by anyone over fifteen)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">She's mean to me too<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">or like people who add "you know?" to the end of everything they say.</div>
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I like do that like when I'm like nervous. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I also don't like when people say "do what?" instead of what did you say...<br>
I hate when people make things plural that aren't - "walMarts", "Kmarts" "Targets" ugh<br><br>
"Yous"
 

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basically<br>
I think that falls under the category of overused word similar to actually.<br><br>
The "you know what I mean" phrase always annoyed me.<br>
Now it's abbreviated here on MDC because of how often it's used.<br>
~rolls eyes~<br><br>
That was a dorky saying when my older brother was in high school.<br>
It's even worse when adults use it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I like do that like when I'm like nervous. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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I don't I like, do like, this like, when I am tired, nervous or have TOTALLY had too much caffeine.<br><br>
I also end up ddddc'd<br><br>
<---like that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"><br><br><br>
(I am tired now and can't even read that sentence. I don't know where to put commas in such an abomination, so I added lots. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I also don't like when people say "do what?" instead of what did you say...<br>
I hate when people make things plural that aren't - "walMarts", "Kmarts" "Targets" ugh<br><br>
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my mom does that! For example, the department store is named Nordstrom, my mom says Nordstrom's. Just like if you were going to Annie's house. I realize it isn't correct, but she isn't making it plural she's making it possessive.
 

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I'm guilty of answering "fabulous" to any and all questions requiring an adjective.<br><br>
How is the meal? Fabulous!<br><br>
How was your day? Fabulous!<br><br>
How do I look in these shoes? Fabulous!<br><br>
Apparently I can't come up with any other positive adjective off the top of my head. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I'll think I'm doing better with it for a while and then Dh will inform me I've actually made no change. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't I like, do like, this like, when I am tired, nervous or have TOTALLY had too much caffeine.<br><br>
I also end up ddddc'd<br><br>
<---like that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"><br><br><br>
(I am tired now and can't even read that sentence. I don't know where to put commas in such an abomination, so I added lots. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)</div>
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I love Paula Dean, i wish she was my mama<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I love Paula Dean, i wish she was my mama<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:</div>
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Yeah, here's how I laugh<br><br><span style="font-size:300%;">Bwhahahahahahahahahaha!!!</span>
 

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it's ok abimommy, I sometimes snort like a pig when I laugh<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> *snort* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, here's how I laugh<br><br><span style="font-size:300%;">Bwhahahahahahahahahaha!!!</span></div>
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My dh says I have a machine-gun laugh. I don't know how to spell that out, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Here are more phrases that really bug me:<br>
'Old School'<br>
'Do what?' (as a PP mentioned)<br>
I hate when a sentence is ended with the word 'at', i.e. "Where are my keys at?"<br>
Don't add the at! Simply ask, "Where are my keys?"<br><br>
This is not a complete list.
 
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