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.

3 comments:

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"

and

"I say, 'Bring it on.'"

(((((((((shudder))))))))))

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.