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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2011 10:12 a.m. PST

Today it is "We've been on a remarkable journey ". I realsied this when I read the following :

ITV's Michele Buck added: "We can promise the final five Poirot films will be a fitting tribute to a much-loved literary character.

"When the ending comes it'll be very dramatic and incredibly emotional. We've been on a remarkable journey with Poirot."

And wanted to splutter expletives. Really, a remarkable journey ? Poirot is pretty much the same at the end as he was in the first story – just older. We all get older.

I've been on a remarkable journey with TMP over the last 10 years

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2011 10:33 a.m. PST

I have to agree.
How many Olympic atletes congratulate themselves on winning the gold medal with "When I began this journey…"

Heck, I would not be surprised to hear that kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton* have tweeted about the jopurney they are on.

* Our touchstones for shallow people.

WeeSparky14 Nov 2011 10:47 a.m. PST

I want to touch Paris Hilton, does that count?

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2011 11:02 a.m. PST

I would rather touch KK.

richarDISNEY Inactive Member14 Nov 2011 11:07 a.m. PST

I was more thinking "its a perfect storm of…(fill in the blank)"

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Nov 2011 11:26 a.m. PST

This has been an remarkable journey, but on a go forward basis

(everyone in my office, my bosses included know that I will go into loud barfing noises whenever I hear those last 4 words).


Personal logo The Tin Dictator Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2011 11:29 a.m. PST

Well, it is what it is…

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member14 Nov 2011 12:00 p.m. PST

I would rather touch KK.

Is that because you know where Miss Hilton's mouth has been?

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2011 12:09 p.m. PST

I would be afraid to touch either since I don't know where that has been.

Doug em4miniatures Inactive Member14 Nov 2011 12:28 p.m. PST

Agree with all of the above and would like to add:

"Back in the day…" It's really starting to Bleeped text me off so it's treading on thin ice.

There are thousands more I'm sad to say.


Eclectic Wave Inactive Member14 Nov 2011 2:03 p.m. PST

The one I hate is "I could tell you, but then I would have to kill you."

Yea yea, worn out catch phrase.

kreoseus2 Inactive Member14 Nov 2011 4:01 p.m. PST


Lentulus Inactive Member14 Nov 2011 5:14 p.m. PST

"Old School"

If ever a metaphor has come loose of its moorings its that one.

As for anything on television, or written about television: *Stop Now* give your brain cells a chance!

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2011 5:28 p.m. PST

I really really hate "back in the day" – especially when it's used by someone who is ~20 and is reffering to something that they used to do about 18 months or so ago.

Back in the day my ruddy posterior !

Whatisitgood4atwork Inactive Member14 Nov 2011 6:08 p.m. PST

'… moving forward…'

'…for my sins…' Really, what bloody sins?

anything with '…from hell' after it.

Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2011 7:16 p.m. PST

"Boots on the ground."

"Only then would they find closure."

"And it changed her life forever."

"At the end of the day."



pphalen Inactive Member14 Nov 2011 8:29 p.m. PST

Basically any sports or war analogy in business.

Anytime the word "Courage" is used in sports. (unless it is a double amputee running a Marathon on prosthetic legs, or something equally remarkable…)

Streitax Inactive Member14 Nov 2011 11:40 p.m. PST

'Arguably' Damn it, state your opinion and stand up for it!

alien BLOODY HELL surfer Inactive Member15 Nov 2011 4:34 a.m. PST

24/7 365
using the word like incorrectly – as in 'well, we were like no way man and he was like whatever, and she like just didn't do anything like' – WRONG WRONG WRONG GAAAAAAHHHHHHH makes people sound so thick
110% – what?!?!?
hooyah – Bleeped text does that mean?

Doug em4miniatures Inactive Member15 Nov 2011 4:46 a.m. PST

Oh and let's not forget saying something ia a "challenge" when actually, it's a problem. Is it considered too frightening to admit that there really are such things as problems…?

Also, the seemingly innocent phrase "do you know what?" now seems to be used all the time by telly people in a gratuitous and tautological manner.

@20th Maine – you should know better than to start a topic like this on a board that is frequented by those over 50 grin


Who asked this joker15 Nov 2011 7:24 a.m. PST

Anything with "amazing" in it.

"She is an amazing person."

"This has been an amazing experience"

or with "Important."

"This is an important piece of art work."

"It's an important victory for the Packers"

Add anything on Tumbleweed's short list.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2011 9:57 a.m. PST

"____ is like ____ on steroids."

That was funny the first time. It was. Now it's just dumb, but people still smile smugly when they use this phrase as if they'd said something clever, and other people actually laugh. I can't fathom it.

britishlinescarlet2 Inactive Member15 Nov 2011 10:38 a.m. PST

"Work hard, play hard"….Gah!

Gary Kennedy Inactive Member15 Nov 2011 12:00 p.m. PST

Awesome list

lugal hdan15 Nov 2011 3:38 p.m. PST

…with the numbers filed off.

Last Hussar15 Nov 2011 5:10 p.m. PST


I literally died.

So, what, you are a zombie?

Arteis Inactive Member15 Nov 2011 8:09 p.m. PST

I agree with Alien Surfer about "like" being inserted as every second word. Or, in French, the same thing with the word "genre".

Doug em4miniatures Inactive Member16 Nov 2011 4:44 a.m. PST

"Same old same old"

Very annoying…


Old Slow Trot Inactive Member16 Nov 2011 7:28 a.m. PST

"In a woorld…";^)

WeeSparky16 Nov 2011 8:35 a.m. PST

…….emotional rollercoaster.

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2011 10:24 a.m. PST

Out of the box
Bleeped text

Inkpaduta Inactive Member16 Nov 2011 11:03 a.m. PST

Iam so sick of the overuse of "Jumping the Shark."

eptingmike Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2011 11:21 a.m. PST

Oh yeah 'emotional roller' coaster is awful!

Clovis Sangrail Inactive Member17 Nov 2011 11:10 a.m. PST

Various examples of poor grammar will always annoy me, expecially if over used. But top of my list must be:

"Fair and Balanced"

skinkmasterreturns17 Nov 2011 4:38 p.m. PST

A sarcastic statement followed by "Really"?

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2011 7:29 p.m. PST

"That's what I'm talkin about"

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2011 9:21 p.m. PST

"That's how I roll."
"You betcha".

All need to be locked in Liquid Nitrogen in a timecapsule for about 50 years.

Clovis Sangrail Inactive Member19 Nov 2011 9:30 p.m. PST

"You betcha"

Best not visit Minnesota. Seems to be the standard response to almost any question or comment.

14Bore23 Nov 2011 3:03 p.m. PST

Touching base, play with your own base and leave mine alone

Daffy Doug Inactive Member23 Nov 2011 4:02 p.m. PST

Wow, I didn't realize until now how irritating my phraseology is: THAT must explain my high Stifle count.

Here are a few more:

From time to time
The root of the matter
Stand in awe
Suffer little children
Get thee behind me
A thorn in the flesh
As a lamb to the slaughter
How are the mighty fallen
A still small voice
Turned the world upside down
Unto the pure all things are pure
Know for a certainty
Fell flat on his face
Pour out your heart
Be horribly afraid
The skin of my teeth
Put words in my mouth

Yep; all KJV English that has entered the Mother Tongue without most of us even knowing the source. (courtesy National Geographic….)

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2011 12:03 p.m. PST

Thank you so much.
(The above is all over the place now. Blech!)
The question never arise, how much?
A little, a lot or in between.
Thank you very much was good enough.
Thank you,

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2011 11:48 p.m. PST

"There is no crying" Such as "there is no crying in baseball"

Last one I heard was "there is no crying in catering" from a new Bravo show.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2011 11:13 a.m. PST

A sarcastic statement followed by "Really"?

Do I do that ? Really ??

Last one I heard was "there is no crying in catering" from a new Bravo show.

Unless you are chopping onions

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