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    Words and phrases you're just sick of hearing

    If I hear one more person who thinks they sound cool, while everyone around them rolls their eyes, say "Throw shade", "At the end of the day" and "Not in my wheelhouse" I'm going to vomit.

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    Anytime I hear someone describe their food as 'sustainable/organic/locally derived/ecological/climate friendly/etc.', especially on some of the snootier cooking shows. It's peas, for Pete's sake. You don't need 15 adjectives to describe them!

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    I HATE the term "Hollyweird", it makes me want to gag.
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    'Manufactured Crisis'

    'Inclusivity/Inclusive/Inclusion'

    'Mansplaining/Womansplaining'

    When people start a sentence with 'I do not mean to be rude' and then proceed to be rude

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    Something else that really bugs me is when you ask how long something will take and the person asks "how long is a piece of string". Seriously? UGH!

    My sister really hates the term "easy peasy".
    "Tell me I am beautiful - it means nothing to me. Tell me I am intellectual - well, I know it already. Tell me I am funny however, and that is the greatest compliment in the world that anyone can give me".

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    I thought of some more...

    'Netflix and chill'

    'Woke'

    'Bae'

    'On Fleek'

    'I can't even'

    'Murica' - This just sounds SO disrespectful to me

    'Bye Felicia'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    Something else that really bugs me is when you ask how long something will take and the person asks "how long is a piece of string". Seriously? UGH!
    I have never heard that, but yeah that is totally annoying.
    In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

    You laugh at me because I question everything. I laugh at you because you question nothing.

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    OMG, I almost forgot "downward dog" LOL.

    And, of course, OMG and LOL, BTW.

    And, oh, BTW.

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    As a high school English teacher, I could fill the forums on this topic.

    As a mod, let’s keep this civil and away from Tar Swamp material. (That’s something I get tired of typing!)
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    Sincerely appreciate that you moderate us, Uki, but I don't get where anything went toward The Tar Swamp. Just saying a phrase from the Left or the Right is overused isn't denigrating or derisive, is it? Just trying to have some fun here. There was a time when most people thought it was healthy to be able to laugh at ourselves. Sad that we've become so hypersensitive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    As a high school English teacher, I could fill the forums on this topic.

    As a mod, let’s keep this civil and away from Tar Swamp material. (That’s something I get tired of typing!)

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    I didn’t say anything had veered into Tar Swamp territory, but I also know how often and how quickly such discussions do. We like to stay ahead of things when possible.
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    Understood and appreciate the pre-emptive course correction. For the record, anyone with a daughter as gorgeous and obviously happy as yours is aces in my book. I always say Kim and my children are my best productions. As an aside, maybe Hermione will like this. My gift to you for all that you do. Max is the co-host:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    I didn’t say anything had veered into Tar Swamp territory, but I also know how often and how quickly such discussions do. We like to stay ahead of things when possible.
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    I hope this isn't Tar Swamp territory, but one phrase I find truly repulsive and offensive is "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve". I HATE THAT!

    I'm also actually not a fan of excessive profanity as a rule. As Wonder Woman said to Superman in Justice League Versus Teen Titans after he took her to the movies, "The harsh language was entirely unnecessary..."
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    I hate people using text speak of acronyms and abbreviations.

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    and the over use of the word amazing.. esp in ref of ones own child..
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    I tried real hard to think of a word of phrase that I am sick of hearing, but nothing comes to mind.

    It's probably because I don't communicate enough with anyone around me ...

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    "reboot".

    In an 80s group on facebook when they posted a thing saying "Look's Who talking reboot" article and i said "It's a remake, not a reboot" and someone replied to me "same thing".

    When someone says "Magnificent Seven the new movie is a reboot" and one says "it's a remake" and the other guy says "same thing", well let me tell you something, they are not the same thing but 2 separate things and time for some education from a highly smart film person like myself.

    Sometimes the word "reboot" needs to be retired on film and a few other terms.

    DEFINITION*: verb – to restart (a computer) by loading the operating system; boot again. noun – an act or instance of restarting a computer.

    This word, as the definition indicates, is a computer term and had no meaning prior to the advent of PCs in the home and at work. The term was hijacked by the motion picture industry in 2005 with Batman Begins. With four prior movies produced by Warner Bros., the last of which was an unmitigated disaster, the studio wanted everyone to know that this film was something new and unrelated to the previous series. It’s no secret that a movie series will sometimes ignore a movie that bombed and just move on with the series as if that embarrassing entry never happened, so WB could have done that with Christopher Nolan’s film. That wouldn’t exactly work, though, because Nolan wanted to tell the origins of Batman, something that had not been done successfully with any of the previous movies; his take would then be a prequel except for the fact that he wanted to include the Joker in his own sequel, thereby nullifying Tim Burton’s Batman. This discontinuity would confuse the audience–how could there be two Jokers, especially with completely different origins and behaviors? Simple, this was a new series that had nothing to do with the previous films. But it wasn’t a remake of the 1989 movie because, while based on the same source material, it told a completely different story. They needed a new way of explaining what they were doing–hence the cribbing from the computer world.

    Audiences bought it. They understood that the series was being “rebooted,” meaning that the old was being erased and a new “operating system” was being written in its place. The old series still existed, but this was a different take on the Batman mythology. The problem was that since the word “reboot” worked in this case, people began adopting it to refer to every instance of a new version of a known product.

    Superman Returns has been dubbed a "reboot", it's not! it's part of the same franchise and ignores 3 and 4, it's a retcon sequel as it's in the same franchise.

    Now, every remake and sequel is called a reboot. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is made by other people because the first one was deemed a bad movie, let’s call it a reboot to distance itself from the original! New versions of old horror movies are made and are dubbed “reboots,” even though they tell the same story as the original movies, though perhaps elaborating the story. Even though Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street all spawned multiple sequels, their “reboots” retold their origins. Guess what? Those are remakes, plain and simple. You can argue that the recent versions started the series over again, but unlike Batman Begins, they don’t do a completely different take on the material.

    Even films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I Spit on Your Grave, The Hills Have Eyes, Last House on the Left, The Crazies, Maniac, Robocop, Fright Night, Let Me In, Suspiria, Overboard, the upcoming Big Trouble in Little China, Lady and the Tramp (the upcoming movie), the upcoming Lion King etc. are remakes, plain and simple.

    A not so recent phenomenon is the act of rebooting a franchise. Ever since “Batman Begins” was a success, studios have increasingly been rebooting film franchises to introduce to new audiences. The way we defined a reboot and how often we used the word has also changed. At first it seem to make sense, “Batman Begins” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” all being labeled with the term, reboot. Why does that make sense? Well, because those movies are the restart of a preexisting franchise but also is not classified as a remake (which is a whole different thing entirely). “Batman Begins” is just starting a new franchise with the Batman character (it’s not a remake of the 1989 Tim Burton “Batman” film) which is a completely different story than 1989's movie. Somewhere though we seem to lose our basic understanding of what this word actually means. Soon movies like “Robocop”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” Started being labeled a reboot by countless film journalists and critics.

    Recently I’ve noticed people labeling certain movies that are not reboots with the term, reboot. The latest “Nightmare on Elm Street” for example is simply a remake of the original 1984 Wes Craven film (not a reboot). The new version takes the original film and redoes it. Sure, they may be trying to start another franchise, but it is a remake first and foremost. I would make the same argument with the 2014 “Robocop”. It may have some changes to the story, but it’s the filmmakers are redoing the original 1987 story. The remake is not just taking the character and doing something completely different, it’s the same general story. It seems now the two words are used interchangeably when there is a distinction to be had.

    True reboots are:

    Casino Royale since it truly started the series from scratch, adapting the first James Bond book Ian Flemming wrote (the only time the book was accurately adapted for the big screen), and ignored everything that came before (though Judi Dench reprising her role as M was confusing in this context).

    Spider-Man Homecoming did the Batman Begins route and ignoring 2 established series and being part of the MCU.

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes due to the fact that it tells the origins of how the apes took over out world but in a completely different manner than the movie it closely emulates, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.

    Man of Steel is another example that ignores the previous Superman movies even the retcon sequel Superman Returns. It is a new take on the Superman legend.

    “Reboot” is a term that is not only incorrectly attributed to the wrong type of movies, but it is overused. It’s now jumped ship to other types of entertainment. Rather than use it as a catch-all for any adaptation, we need to return to using the correct terminologies
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    A word I'm guilty of overusing: "iconic"

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    I'm getting tired of seeing the word slam/med used in phrases (usually on the news). For Ex: "John Doe1 slams John Doe 2 for comments made." Seriously, you see this phrase everyday now...

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    Words/phrases I am sick of hearing

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    Non-GMO
    Organic
    Easy Peasy
    For Sure
    Reboot
    Not Sorry
    I Know Right
    AF
    Lit
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    It's certainly not new, but I've ALWAYS hated 'Same Difference'
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    'Like" used as a comma. You know, like, I mean?

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