Pet Peeves


I may contact AARP and ask them to retire these pointless, annoying phrases from the English language.

A man who needs no introduction…

ACK! Then stop speaking now.

The experience was so impactful…

Impactful? Sounds like a bad molar.

The thing is, is that…

No, no! One “is” at a time! No soup for you.

In my humble opinion…

One of my friend SueBE’s pet peeves! My thing is, who else’s opinion would it be?

Today, the temperature will be 85, but with the heat index, it will feel like 91.

Just tell me. Shorts or capris? Sneakers or flips?

One thing led to another….

Lazy storytelling (tip of the hat to Brian Regan for this one.)

It was an untimely death…

Please explain. When is death ever “timely?”

Don’t take this personally, but..

Hell to the no! Don’t even continue. But you did!

Don’t take it to heart…

Where else shall I take it then? To liver? To lower lumbago?

Not to toot my own horn, but….


Back in my day, life was simpler.

Beg to differ. Back in the old days, life was duller. We didn’t have the web.

PS Yes. I do have my cranky pants on today, and they’re V.V. comfy. 🙂

7 thoughts on “Pet Peeves

  1. sf

    Funny! Loved the one about not taking it to heart. It would be a calamity if it went to my intestines, that’s fo sho.

    For myself, I’d like to add one. I can’t stand it when people say, “I love to eat.” Who the heck doesn’t?! And it’s super-irking when it’s a skinny/slim/fit person saying it too. Grrr.

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