Monday, March 16, 2009

The phrase I love to hate


I have a SIL who gets on my nerves on a regular basis.  I actually like her; but she has a couple quirks that, to me, are like nails on a chalkboard.  One is she continues to smoke, against medical advice.  The main quirk that bothers me is her penchant for saying "suffice it to say".  Really, what the hell does that mean?

She throws the objectionable phrase into her personal narration on a regular basis.  Each and every time, I just cringe.  SIL uses the phrase as a filler, to make her sentences longer, or instead of pausing to gather her thoughts.  Urgh!

This the the definition from Dictionary.com

"suffice it to say

It is enough to say this and no more, as in Suffice it to say that the judge was furious when the invitation was withdrawn."

Do you have any words or phrases that drive you buggy?

Carrie's post, earlier this month triggered this rampage.  Sorry.

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8 comments:

Sally said...

Oh goodness, I love saying that! hahaha I'll have to watch myself around you, Jan. :)

One phrase I'd like to use often, but don't "surely you jest".

Have a wonderful day!

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

"You know what I mean?" after EVERY. SINGLE. SENTENCE.

Ugh!

Hootin' Anni said...

I had a coworker who worked 'under me' for a long time that used the same expression!!! And my dear man uses "Basically" a lot....it bugs the heck outta me. LOL

Allie said...

I just hate it when people say "like" for every other word!! My dad hated it too and would tease my sister or my nephews that used to do it a lot. I'm starting to really correct my son on that one lately.
Sure hope your SIL doesn't read your blog... :)

Daryl said...

Oh .. pet verbal peeves .. my sister the lawyer says 'and so forth' a LOT .. someday I am going to say 'what the flock does that mean?' ....

dot said...

My mother, my sister, and myself all have a habit of starting every sentence with "Well". I worked with a nurse once who started every sentence with "Basically". That got on my nerves! lol

Mary Alice said...

All set. In New England people say "all set" all the time. They hand you your coffee at Starbucks..."all set"...they give you your bill..."all set"...they check out your groceries..."all set"....fill up your car..."all set"

Terri said...

"A whole nother" As in, "that's a whole nother story." Is there such thing as a half nother? No. Nother is not a word!!!!!!!

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