"Profound" statements - which one do you hate?
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10-02-2014, 01:53 PM
RE: "Profound" statements - which one do you hate?
Conflicting cliches intrigue me somewhat:

Too many cooks spoil the broth
vs.
Many hands make light work

and

Absence makes the heart grow fonder
vs.
Out of sight, out of mind

But on a lighter note, I enjoy accidentally mixed idioms:

Easy as falling off a pi

Whole new kettle of ball games

Well, it ain't rocket surgery.

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10-02-2014, 02:02 PM
RE: "Profound" statements - which one do you hate?
(10-02-2014 11:36 AM)Anjele Wrote:  Everything happens for a reason.

I was already planning on posting this one. On a similar note: "The Lord works in mysterious ways."


Another one is: "It will all work out." Sure, maybe. I suppose if it's something you can't control, it's nice not to fret about it. If it is something you control, then maybe actively trying to fix it would be better advice.
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10-02-2014, 02:19 PM
RE: "Profound" statements - which one do you hate?
(10-02-2014 11:16 AM)Cathym112 Wrote:  A pet peeve of mine is when people use sayings that are meant to sound profound, but really aren't.

My most hated statement is, "I'm just taking it one day at a time."

Yeah, you wanna know who else is taking it one day at a time? Everyone. Because thats how time works.

or, "it is what it is" Of course it is! Because if it isn't what it is, than it wouldn't be what it is!!! Arg!!!

What phrase do you use or what phrase do you hate when others use?

Whenever I get confused over the insanity inhereant with the stupid shows my family watch (for example "Xena: Warrior Princess" and its cousin "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"), I am frequently told to "Enjoy it for what it is!".

The fuck is that supposed to mean?! That statement, said as though it was the greatest of wisdom, effectively means nothing as it doesn't explain what, if anything, those shows are or why I should enjoy them!

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10-02-2014, 02:29 PM
RE: "Profound" statements - which one do you hate?
(10-02-2014 01:28 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  God willing

It's as if Full Circle and I had grown up in the same house.

I also hate "Praise (insert man-made deity/messiah/prophet here)!"

As for quirky sayings, "as useless as tits on a bull ... as useless as balls on a chicken ... as useless as a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. ..." are right up there for me.

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10-02-2014, 02:38 PM
RE: "Profound" statements - which one do you hate?
"no matter where you go, there you are"
"you can't have your cake and eat it."

Anything from chicken soup for the soul or said by Oprah.


God is a concept by which we measure our pain -- John Lennon

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10-02-2014, 02:59 PM
RE: "Profound" statements - which one do you hate?
This one used to get under my skin, although I dont hear it much anymore;

"comme ci comme ca"

If bullshit were music some people would be a brass band.
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10-02-2014, 03:06 PM
RE: "Profound" statements - which one do you hate?
(10-02-2014 02:59 PM)War Horse Wrote:  This one used to get under my skin, although I dont hear it much anymore;

"comme ci comme ca"



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10-02-2014, 03:32 PM
RE: "Profound" statements - which one do you hate?
(10-02-2014 01:53 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Conflicting cliches intrigue me somewhat:

Well, it ain't rocket surgery.

Corollary:

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to be a brain surgeon.

I like yours better, more condensed.

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10-02-2014, 03:58 PM
RE: "Profound" statements - which one do you hate?
(10-02-2014 02:19 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  Whenever I get confused over the insanity inhereant with the stupid shows my family watch (for example "Xena: Warrior Princess" and its cousin "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"), I am frequently told to "Enjoy it for what it is!".

The fuck is that supposed to mean?! That statement, said as though it was the greatest of wisdom, effectively means nothing as it doesn't explain what, if anything, those shows are or why I should enjoy them!

Come on, they're funny in their ridiculousness! Yassou kalimera, yassou kalinihta, yassou kalinoches! Every proper Greek knows that.

(Sorry if you have no idea what I'm talking about Big Grin)

Enjoy it for what it is. A ridiculous show, meant for being ridiculed.

(10-02-2014 02:59 PM)War Horse Wrote:  This one used to get under my skin, although I dont hear it much anymore;

"comme ci comme ca"

How is that a "profound" statement? Consider

"Behind every great pirate, there is a great butt."
-Guybrush Threepwood-
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10-02-2014, 04:05 PM (This post was last modified: 10-02-2014 05:13 PM by Full Circle.)
RE: "Profound" statements - which one do you hate?
If I had known then what I know now...

I wouldn't have tattooed my crotch.
I wouldn't have called that biker dude a fat fuck.
I woudn't have been an altar boy.
I wouldn't have asked if she was pregnant.

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