Thursday, November 13, 2008

Continuing with the theme of petty things that irritate me, because I don't have anything substantial to write about

This morning on one of my favorite blogs, I read "I just threw up a little in my mouth" for the six-hundredth time. If you're a regular user of this phrase, I implore you to stop. It's not original. It's not funny. It's not a clever way to get your point across. It's a stupid way to announce to readers that you're in possession of a stale wit. Knock it off.

For other tired/cliched/overused and generally annoying words and phrases, see also: issues, awesome, amazing, breathless, impactful, pwned!, douche, douchey, douchebag, douchebaggery, asshattery, (blank)ery, mmkay, my bad, going green, down time, that's all kinds of (blank), I don't care who you are that's funny, stepping up to the plate, get your (blank) on, I could care less.

Update: Carnaby reminded me of a phrase that will never wear out its welcome: "Sit on it, Malph." Timeless. Incidentally, thanks to Uncle and Tam for the extra traffic.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can have my cliches when you pry them from my... oh, never mind.

11/13/2008 11:54 AM  
Anonymous nick said... regards to, irregardless, go girl...

11/13/2008 12:09 PM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

Stop the insanity!

11/13/2008 12:14 PM  
Blogger Hypnagogue said...

What about:

Unclear on the concept
Evolution in action
That's what I'm talking about!
It's about time!
This is a job for [blank]
Where is [blank] when you need him
[blank] is rolling over in his grave

11/13/2008 1:07 PM  
Blogger Matt G said...

I would refer you to the Banished Words List, with its excellent history of 3 decades of terms and phrases we're tired of.

11/13/2008 1:09 PM  
Anonymous og said...

Me, I'm sickened by ____pundit.

It's just not original or amusing or even remotely witty.




11/13/2008 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't know what I ate earlier. I really did just throw up a little in my mouth.

11/13/2008 3:08 PM  
Blogger carnaby said...

Maybe we could rephrase that as a "barf catch" or something like that?

11/13/2008 3:13 PM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

I prefer "pre-ejectile regurgitation."

11/13/2008 3:16 PM  
Blogger Tam said...


11/13/2008 3:50 PM  

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