Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

What phrases or things are like nails on a blackboard to you?

2456735

Replies to: What phrases or things are like nails on a blackboard to you?

  • ScipioScipio Registered User Posts: 8,939 Senior Member
    "Plethora" - a pretentious word that sounds awful to boot
    "Free gift" - redundant
    "Went missing" - an unnecessary British phrase. What's wrong with saying "disappeared?"
    "Different than...." - should be "different from...."
    "Think different" - should have used an adverb not an adjective
    Using "gender" when what they really mean is "sex." This one is getting so common it's pretty much out of control. The sexes are male and female. The genders masculine and feminine.
  • MomofJandLMomofJandL Registered User Posts: 1,587 Senior Member
    edited May 3
    Funny, I love "went missing"

    Can't stand to hear "a myriad* of (whatever)"
    [when they mean "plethora"]
  • TatinGTatinG Registered User Posts: 6,399 Senior Member
    Thing- a ringing phone. With texts and email available, a phone call should be reserved for emergencies.
  • BunsenBurnerBunsenBurner Registered User Posts: 38,641 Senior Member
    Thing - any mobile phone making any noise on the bus while the owner is staring at the screen.
  • momsquadmomsquad Registered User Posts: 1,148 Senior Member
    Agree on 'fur baby' ugh.
    'The wife' as in "The wife won't let me drink beer all night"
    'Reach out'; Every phone service rep feels compelled to say, "I will reach out to our technical support staff...."
    'Closure'; Nothing brings closure in most cases, only a bit more clarification or resolution.
  • eyemamomeyemamom Registered User Posts: 5,405 Senior Member
    I could of or should of paid more attention in class.
  • AlwaysLearnAlwaysLearn Registered User Posts: 307 Member
    Hubby or wifey

    When some executives/higher-ups are speaking to a group at work and keep saying, "Right?" after everything they say. Like who is going to disagree? LOL
  • HarrietMWelschHarrietMWelsch Registered User Posts: 2,443 Senior Member
    Saying "a female" when you mean a woman or girl.
  • MeddyMeddy Registered User Posts: 491 Member
    "Not to be mean, but..."
Sign In or Register to comment.