Thursday, July 24, 2008

Over Used & No Longer Funny (if it ever was). I Know! Right?

Dear English Speaking People Everywhere,

Please be done saying the following:

I know! Right?

I understand. I get it. It has become your habit to use this little 3-word gem at the end of another person's every sentence during a conversation in which you wish to convey understanding and a certain trite fellowship. Could you please, just for the rest of this week (and there are only a couple of days left so I think you could at least try) say something else? How about vigorously nodding your head or saying something straightforward like, "I understand", or "Yep".
Also would you please stop saying:

I just threw up in my mouth a little.

I'm sure that whatever someone is saying is somehow disgusting. I get it. I understand. But what you must understand is that when you use this charming little phrase it makes me want to shit in my pants a little and throw it at your head.

Sincerely,
Lady

PS - This is all you get for tonight. A reprimand. Project Runway's on. I'm busy. More answers to 20 Questions on tomorrow night's post.

18 comments:

evil-e said...

I am already sick of "stay-cation"....I posted this tonight.

I think the phrase "it is what it is" needed to go awhile back. This is an easy cop out for anything.
Closely related is "It's just (insert name) being (insert same name)"...
Both of these common dork-isms make me throw up a lot, and not in my mouth.

WendyB said...

"Shit in my pants a little" is the new vomit!

poobomber said...

Wendy: "Shit in my pants a little" is my mantra!

Gwen said...

::hangs head in shame::

Although in my defense, I don't think I say the vomit one much anymore and when I say, "I KNOW!" I don't close it with "Right?"

And I generally use it at inappropriate times. For example, when someone expresses how much they love me I respond with, "I know!"

CDP said...

I have to admit that I still say "I know, right?" sometimes, but I'll seriously strangle the next person who says the vomit one again. Also, if you could ban the use of the phrase "That's like (insert noun) on steroids" that would be great, too.

Del-V said...

I’m tired of the following phrases, “housing crisis,” “energy crisis” and “food-borne salmonella.” If we don’t mention any of these 3 things, there would be nothing on the evening news.

Chris said...

Phrases I hate:

"I know how you feel." No, you don't.

"Can I ask you a question?" Didn't really give me an option there, did you.

"Bush Administration."

catherinette said...

When you wrote that line about "shit in my pants a little" I just threw up in my mouth a little. I couldn't help it. I just couldn't control myself.

Purple Pigeon said...

Could we also ban the non-descript answer-people-use-when-they-can't-think-of-a-proper-answer-answer...

''Absolutely!!''

Don't you just hate his hair? Absolutely!

I went to the beach, i had a great time, it was really worth the money....
Absolutely!


Whats wrong with ''Yes''?

Used a little too much by TV presenters? Absolutely!

Dr Zibbs said...

And PLEASE stop saying, "and you do the Hokey Poeky and you turn yourself about - that's what it's all about." It's untrue. It's about how Jesus died on the cross for our sins. And really good pie.

pistols at dawn said...

I'd say "empty my colostomy bag a little," but that's just me.

Suze's Sass said...

This is what bothers me. A lot of people say "a couple...three". Damn it - it's either two or three. Don't make me hit you...right?

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Evil - you should throw up on the person who is saying these things.

WendyB - I'm angry, but verbally trendy.

Poob - see what I mean? It's catchy.

Gwen - I don't mind the "I know" part - I do that too sometimes, but the "Right?" thing is driving me bananas at the moment.

CDP - the "vomit" thing is everywhere, ewh.

Del-V - I don't watch the evening news, but I usually listen to NPR every day, throughout my day while I'm working, but those 3 phrases you mentioned are the reason I didn't today. I couldn't take it anymore.

Chris - I also hate "Everything happens for a reason" No it doesn't. Sometimes shit just happens. Also hating "It's all for the best" - well what if it's not?

What if one shitty thing just keeps happening after another for no known reason and with no positive result at the end? I prefer to be honest and deal with my shit rather than say meaningless things to make myself feel better.

Catherinette - how could you? Really? You need some bromide.

Pidge - hey! Welcome back. I say absolutely sometimes, but only when I'm trying to be reassuring.

Dr. Zibbs - Hi. Welcome to my blog. I don't understand your comment at at all, but I'm figuring it's probably some fancy doctor talk and over my head. Come back and vist any time!

Pistols - the imagery of that caused me to pee a little when I busted out laughing earlier today at work. (not really, but I did laugh out loud).

Suzel - That one is especially annoying to me because my mother says it. At one point I think she thought it was funny and now has just become a habit.

Renaissance Woman said...

I so agree with your first phrase that I don't want to hear anymore. My best friend says it ALL of the time and I hate it! Thanks for saying what we all have been thinking.

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

I'm proud to say that I don't use those expressions, though, I'm sure I have a few other's that are equally annoying.

Tara said...

I have a friend who says the "I know, right?" But sometimes she shortens it to "Right??" She might as well say the whole thing. She says it in sort of whisper and it sounds so fake.

r cubed said...

I admit to using the "I know, right" phrase sometimes when I answer comments on the blog. Hopefully I don't say it any other time, but even this is too much, so I will cease and desist immediately. Or I will just stop. In return, I'd like everyone to quit using "lol."

i am playing outside said...

hah fucking hilarious!