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Old 08-04-2019, 08:59 AM   #21
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Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, wrote a bestselling book with that title in 2013.
OK, but I retired in 2012. So she clearly isn't original there.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:00 AM   #22
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I don’t think it’s possible for as many things to be as “awesome” as you hear.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:03 AM   #23
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"Absolutely" (instead of "Yes") used to irritate me.
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I don’t think it’s possible for as many things to be as “awesome” as you hear.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:28 AM   #24
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On the other hand, I like to resurrect old words or phrases to use with them. The last one I started using frequently was "groovy". That always gets them rolling their eyes and giving each other knowing looks about their dad's onrushing senility.
I enjoy doing this, too, for the same reason. "Groovy", "bitchen!", "boss!", even "far out!" have done well for me. I'm thinking that Valley Girl "uptalk" might be worth a go, but I'm not sure I can stand it.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:39 AM   #25
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I've recently heard people use the phrase "search it up" instead of "Google it". Kind of makes sense given there are other search engines beyond Google.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:42 AM   #26
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I think that any narration on NPR must begin with "So".
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:21 PM   #27
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The term "literally" has become my most cringe-worthy term. During a visit to sister's home, I pointed out her frequent use of that word. She laughed and said she was not aware. Several weeks later she sent me an email and said, "I catch myself several times a day saying "literally", even though I am consciously trying to stop." Very amusing.
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:33 PM   #28
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I don’t think it’s possible for as many things to be as “awesome” as you hear.
True dat.

When I finish my food, it’s really not awesome. It just means it’s okay to take the plate.
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When I was in high school, I would periodically pick an unusual word or phrase and start using it regularly. Then, I would wait until I heard other kids using it. When a sufficient number of them did, I would pick something else and start saying that. One of the words I chose was "indeed", to be used in exactly the same circumstances as "word" or "true dat". Today, I might look into a career as an "influencer", but back then I was just messing around with people and amusing myself.
Most definitely the bee's knees.
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"holy moly"... "gosh", dad gum, and "gol darn it"
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"no problem". Especially grating when used by a customer service rep on the rare occasions I have a complaint that needs resolving.
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"I catch myself several times a day saying "literally"
In the 1990s, when I lived on Salt Spring Island, BC, an aunt by marriage came from England to visit friends in Anacortes, WA...she took the ferry over to see us....I swear she said "Actually" (pronounced "Ektually"), about ten times in a five word sentence.
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I think that any narration on NPR must begin with "So".
Not just NPR. When Fed Chair Yellen testified before Congress, she began just about every response with "so".
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We all have our verbal tics. When I read the transcript of the first deposition I ever conducted, I was appalled by the number of times I began the question with "And ..... ?" I worked very hard after that to eliminate it.
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I had a friend that said "true that" once. Maybe he really said "true dat" and I didn't catch it. lol

Anyway, don't let these little things ruin your day.
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We all have our verbal tics. When I read the transcript of the first deposition I ever conducted, I was appalled by the number of times I began the question with "And ..... ?" I worked very hard after that to eliminate it.
It's not just verbal either.....when I started in Telco sales we underwent mock sales contacts which were videoed for training and review.

First thing I noticed about every one of my contacts, I'd sit down and immediately shoot my cuffs. It's a wonder nobody asked me whose deal it was.

I broke that habit tout de suite.
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:55 PM   #38
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I found the response, "I don't disagree" an annoyment in meetings.

That and "irregardless".
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:57 PM   #39
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One of the best things that happened in retirement is to not have to listen to people in meetings trying to interject the phrase "lean in" every time they spoke. It appeared from nowhere - at least to me - about 5 years b4 retirement & drove me nuts after the 3rd instance in a week. I was nuts a lot. I have heard it once since I left.
I said before here. The phrase that aggravated me the most when working was "Reach out to them".

I'll call, I'll text, I'll email, but when I reach out it will be to wring the neck of someone who told me to Reach Out.

OK. I feel better now.
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I just thought of this. When I was growing up in the 80's one of my favorites was "yeah but" before I would start my rebuttal. It drove my dear father absolutely crazy. He picked on me so much about that I finally quit saying it.
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