It seems that every generation comes up with some catch phrases that seem to just stick around. However, for many of us, we tend to get sick of them and can’t wait for them to get “played out.” Here are 15 modern phrases we use that drive us crazy. However, we can’t get rid of them.
“Cray Cray” – I will say this jokingly to my wife and kids, but this one should be left for kids only. No grown adult should put these two words together.
“Selfie” – I hope everything about this word goes away soon! Enough said.
“Same difference” – A marriage made in heaven, where opposites attract. People use this when they know they are wrong, but don’t want to admit it.
Tim: “Thats a nice blue Mustang you have.”
Mike: “Thanks, but its actually sea foam green.”
Tim: “Same difference.”
“I’m just saying”– Yeah we all know that you are “just saying.” You just said it.
“I’m over it” – Yeah me too!
“If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, its a duck” – Who was ever talking about ducks when they said this comment? Maybe the boys from Duck Dynasty can use this. They do make duck calls for a living. P.S. People say this when they are trying to be rude… I’m just saying!
“Its about to go down” – Whats is about to go down? Everytime I hear this I feel like I am back in middle school. However, I still say it!
“Sure Don’t” – I think everyone who has spent some time in the South knows this one. It drives me absolutely “Cray Cray!” You can’t put a positive with a negative. In conversation, this one will get your hopes up and then cut you down. When I ask… “Hey you have a dollar to get a Coke?” And they answer… “I Surrrrrrrrrrrrrre Don’t.” Come on!
“Catch my drift?” – How can you really catch a drift? you can catch something that is drifting. For instance, something drifting down a river. But you would be like. Help! Catch my drift!
“Totes” – I love storing things in them, they are great space savers. Oh you mean totes as in totally!
“Because I said so” – Once your child is born, you are also blessed with the ability to use this “magical card.” When the doctor delivers your 1st child, he secretly hands you you this card and says “You can use it anytime to refuse to explain things to your kids.” Just try it once with your kids and watch their reaction. (Just have them take a selfie so they can see the ridiculous look of shock on their face!)
“Been there, done that” – Hey not everyone has been there or done that. I would say this is a little braggy…I’m just saying!
“Give it 110%” – This by far is my wife’s favorite saying…Not really. Like she says you can only give 100% of anything.
I can’t wait for “Selfie” to peter out — my son hates that word (and the action) so naturally my daughter delights in torturing him by using it as an epithet, loudly and often.
Mickey Mansfield says
I agree with your son, probably #1 on my list for sure!
Wrong: “Where are you, at?” Correct: Where are you?
Wrong: “Can I Ax you a question?” Correct: Can I ask you a question?
Just annoying: “That being said.” (Ignore everything I just told you and listen to this part. Why can’t some one just say what they are trying to say.) Thanks 🙂
Mickey Mansfield says