Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Phrases On Stun
There's a handful of phrases, sayings and statements so cliched, corny and plain baffling, that I would rather be fed my own ears on a skewer than have to ever hear them again. Instant shoulder cringers like....
"How goes it/the Battle?" - We're in the Digital Age, not the Dark Ages.
"Do the Math." - *shudders*
"Go Figure" - *gags like a cat with a furball*
"Surely." - as in "you surely can." What's wrong with "Yes"?
"Discuss." - When barked as an order at the end of some dreary theory.
"Back in the day." - What day? When??
"Bailiwick." - As in "it's not my Bailiwick". I've only heard this wheeled out on one occasion, but it was used three times by a repeat offender during one meeting. Unforgettable and unforgivable.
"It was all I could do." - What was all you could do? They never say!
There's a few more cheesy nuggets on my list, but I'll have to stop before I go cross eyed and faint from the horror of it all.