Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Empty Phrases for the New Year

I'm championing for the abolishment of any variations of the following:
"We're having some weather."
"It will be a number of days before that happens."
Feel free to submit additions.


Eric said...

"you can't have your cake and eat it too."

"I could care less."

And of course, in light of the Iraqi quagmire:

"Mission accomplished"

"We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud"


"I say, 'Bring it on.'"


Anonymous said...

Take a dump...should be leave a dump!

Sagenepal said...

I always liked "Leave a penny, drop a pound." A very accurate rendering of the activity, when using a public loo cost a penny in London.

Just so my first note on your blog is not entirely toilet-based humour, I have to say that some people consider "To be honest, ..." a useless phrase, but I actually like it. I think there is a general layer of polite deception in many conversations, and this escapes that layer a little.

I also like "It is what it is." I'd be hard pressed to get more redundant than that, yet I like it.