>> "You have an excellent da- er, rest of the day"
>> Is this a movie quote? A TV quote? Is it something Cosmo is telling
>> women to say?
>I've been hearing it in cut-and-paste malls for a while.
>My favorite phrase to loath comes from the chef shows, competitive and
>otherwise, and now seems destined to be a commonplace replacement for
>"Hey that looks appetizing. It's this one, said usually on the point
>of completion of some dish: "There; that's sex on a plate."
The phrase that peeves me is "My bad"; it's just two adjectives stuck
together, and in the contexts in which it is used, no such combination
is acceptable. It's just plain Bad Grammar.
It is simply breathtaking to watch the glee and abandon with which
the liberal media and the Angry Left have been attempting to turn
our military victory in Iraq into a second Vietnam quagmire. Too bad
for them, it's failing.
Yet, you continually misuse "ad hominem," ad nauseum.
Yet, you misuse "ad hiominem" ad nauseum.
Yeah, what's a "cut-and paste mall"?
>> I've been hearing it in cut-and-paste malls for a while.
I have been hearing this phrase used in the average unitedstatesian
shopping mall, one undistinguishable from another, for a while.
It reminds me of the personnel at Roy Rogers (a fast-food roast beef
chain) being forced by corporate policy to say "Howdy Pardner" when a
customer came in and "Happy Trails" whenever anybody left. That would
be *every* single person coming or going. It was exhausting to listen
Similarly in Blockbuster Video a number of years back, the employees
were required to greet people, "Welcome to Blockbuster" or some such.
But it was really creepy when they were harried by a long line at the
check-out on a Saturday in early evening. They were squawking out
"Welcome to Bluckbuster" like a human gizmo that beeps every time the
door opens. They'd say it 15 times in 2 minutes for every person
walking in. It was really creepy.
>> My favorite phrase to loath comes from the chef shows, competitive and
>> otherwise, and now seems destined to be a commonplace replacement for
>> "Hey that looks appetizing. It's this one, said usually on the point
>> of completion of some dish: "There; that's sex on a plate."
> The phrase that peeves me is "My bad"; it's just two adjectives stuck
> together, and in the contexts in which it is used, no such combination
> is acceptable. It's just plain Bad Grammar.
"It's all good".
My primary target for hatement, one that says and means nothing
whatsoever: "It is what it is." I have a reflexive response now: "No
it isn't!" Sometimes: "It most certainly is not." This, accompanied by
one of those sneery looks that says, "proove me wrong, asshole". It
gets a few laughs, but it won't go away. I just know it will never ever
go away, this one.
A couple of years back In Osaka we sat at a coffee kiosk in a very
large supermarket. A girl was unpacking senbei and stocking a shelf. As
she knelt on the floor going about her business, she greeted every
shifting shape around her with an extended "Hai, doozo, irashaimase", a
welcome greeting. It rang in my ears for hours.
It looked like this:
If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?
Oh, do you think?
I would guess that refers to the cookie cutter type of strip mall that
always looks the same no matter which one you visit. Never heard
anyone use "cut and paste" in reference to a mall but it fits with the
sameness of them.
I heard that!
"It was...but that was then".