If you haven't said at least one of these, oh, at least 128 times in casual conversation, you should check that you still have a pulse. Because most of us can't avoid uttering them time and time again, and it just needs to stop, writes Alida Nugent on her Frenemy blog.
- “If there wasn’t (insert person or obstacle here) I would have kicked her ass.” Seriously? When was the last time you got in a fistfight? What's that? Never? Thought so. Furthermore, "I don’t believe you because you are wearing pink and the only thing on your record is a big smiley face stamp."
- “I am above all the drama.” Here's the dirty truth: The people who say this are the people who love drama, and gossip, and talking shit. Also, notes Nugent, "I don’t hate drama. I love drama. Because I think that drama is a genre."
- Literally: People literally never use this right. To wit: When someone says, "I LITERALLY had a heart attack!” The correct response is, "'Oh my gosh are you okay? Does your diet need to change? Should you be sitting right now? Did you see Jesus?!' Because that means you had a f---ing heart attack!"
- "Do you want to hear something crazy/weird/amazing?" This just doesn't work. If I say no, I have to hear it anyway. If I say yes ... well, I was going to have to hear it anyway. "And it’s not even going to BE that crazy or weird."
for six more phrases that just gotta go.
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