We all have certain phrases and expressions that make us cringe or shudder. From workplace jargon to astrology justifications, here are 11 phrases and expressions that make people shudder.
“My mate says “Potato, Tomato” and it just gets me.” If you’re going to say this phrase, say it right.
“We Are a Family”
“At work: “we are a family”.” Some people will argue that this is a red flag as family can sometimes be the worst.
“Work Hard, Play Hard”
“‘Work hard, play hard’. It means ‘You’ll be working 70+ hrs per week but you’ll get to see Gary get absolutely smashed at the work Christmas party'”
“My Pleasure, My Treasure”
“Every time someone says thank you to my one coworker, he responds with, “my pleasure, my treasure.”” Cringe.
“I Just Tell It Like It Is”
“”I just tell it like it is.” 9/10 times that person is the rudest person you’re gonna meet that year”
“No Offence, But…”
“Following “no offence” with the most vile, heinous, awful statement ever always get me to laugh”
“I’m So OCD/ADHD”
“I’m so OCD right now. I’m so ADHD.” I mean really, do you have to tell everyone?
“Sorry, Not Sorry”
“Sorry, not sorry.”
“Speaking My Truth”
“Speaking my truth. The worst part about people who tend to say stuff like this is that they have absolutely no respect or tolerance for someone else’s truth, so the entire thing is really meaningless. They’re just using the whole “speaking my truth” thing as a shield and round-about way of saying, “What I believe is correct and everyone else is wrong.”
“Can We Circle Back?”
“‘Can we circle back?’ Corporate jargon is the absolute worst.”
“Just [Zodiac Sign] Things”
“I HATE when people justify their bad behavior with their astrology sign. “Im such a Virgo.” “Just Capricorn things””
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