May 26, 2012 at 3:17 am #27617
Right now, for me, it’s “I miss your face” and “We haven’t talked in a long minute”. For the former, it’s like — Oh, only my face? Not my brain or our fading friendship? Or my personality? You only need my face there? Why don’t you just print out a picture off my darn Facebook page if you miss my face so much? And as for the latter — did you have brain damage so that you have no cognitive ability to experience the passage of time? Are you trying to make it seem like your life is so busy and important that weeks/months seem like mere minutes to you? Oh, yeah, you’re SUCH a cool person. Oh… you’re just trying to write off your total lack of effort at maintaining our friendship? Yeah, we’re totally going to hang out.
I guess I’m just feeling bitchy.May 26, 2012 at 7:36 am #27620
nom, wootMay 26, 2012 at 11:16 am #27624
lol. I have a few friends who say “I miss your face” all the time and it drives me crazy. I just think it’s stupid. If I miss someone, I say “I miss you.” As in all of you!!!May 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm #27631
Ahh, one of my ex’s female friends used to ALWAYS tell him that she missed his face and it drove me insane.
I also can’t stand hubs, hubster, hubby or any iteration of that really. And wifey. More like barfyMay 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm #27634
Laura – I totally agree with you about hubs, hubby, wifey, etc. It’s awful. Also, people who refer to their SO by their title rather than their name to someone who knows that SO quite well. As in, I used to have a friend who would tell me over the phone, “Oh, my husband said to tell you ____,” or “I gotta go, my husband’s home,” when he was asking her to tell me stuff because I KNEW HIM. Finally, I sort of lost it and snapped, “His name is Jay! You can stop calling him your husband because we met! I *know* you’re married so you don’t have to do that anymore!”May 26, 2012 at 4:29 pm #27641
I find the phrase “forever and a day” super annoying.
painted_lady: Does your friend have a lot of people she *needs* to refer to her husband in that way to? I know that with my daughter having several therapists I am always saying that to someone it seems and it spills over to friends and family and I HATE that I do it! It’s so bad that I even say that to his mother, and I would really like to stop but just can’t help it!May 26, 2012 at 6:06 pm #27645
“baby daddy”/”baby mamma” are big ones. I cannot stand it. I mean, the individual either had enough respect for the other party, or so little respect for him/herself at the time to sleep with the other party in the first place to result in the child, now it’s time to nut up and be the A better person and treat the other parent with a little bit of respect. Even if they don’t deserve it. Especially if they don’t deserve it.
The “I miss your face” crap is annoying. My standard reply is “well, aim better next time”. Most people stop saying the phrase around me after a few times because of it.
The “wifey” thing. My 1st ex-husband calls his girlfriends this. The last two girlfriends (that I know of), he has called them “my wifey”. He sounds so backwoods, poor, illiterate, and the complete opposite of what he is TRYING to do. Be respectable by making it sound like he’s married (he’s not).
Anytime an adult co-opts a childish phrase. When a 40 year old woman tells an 8 year old kid (and kid’s friends) “you got it, dude” ala Michelle Tanner and thinks she’s being cool because it’s the current catch phrase – no. That laughter is NOT because you’re cool. It’s at your kid. And the “your mom is so cool” is satire, not honesty.May 26, 2012 at 6:47 pm #27648
@AKchic- hahahaha Michelle Tanner!
Ipersonally hate “my old lady”. And “boo”. Worst ever!
And old “cool” words like “psyche”. No,just no, please don’t.May 28, 2012 at 5:43 am #27742
I can’t stand it when people say “the wife” or “the husband”. It’s like “the” car. It’s a human being NOT an object. What’s wrong with MY wife or just her name? ugh!May 28, 2012 at 10:09 am #27760
I hate overhearing “I love you!” (or worse, “wuv you!”) over and over and over. Sure, it’s sweet to hear people say it once or twice to each other and mean it. However, it drives me absolutely insane when people feel the need to say it over a dozen or more times in a ten minute conversation. Perhaps it’s because I always assume when people say it that many times in a conversation that is not completely private (i.e. just the two of them) that they have serious insecurity issues.
Question: Is “I like your face” as bad as “I miss your face” to you guys?May 28, 2012 at 10:26 am #27765
It’s kinda weird to tell someone you like their face unless 1) they asked if you do or 2) you are commenting on a pic of them. I’d prefer that if my friends are going to single out one thing they like most about me, they focus on my personality or my morals rather than my face.
I have a friend on FB who constantly refers to her boyfriend as hubby and it drives me crazy. If someone questions the fact that they are not married, she links them to urban dictionary, where it claims that hubby can be used to describe a partner you could see marrying in the future.
While we’re at it, I hate coming across the cutesy slang “totes” or “adorbs” in an article. Those are not real words! If you mean totally, say totally. If you mean adorable, say adorable. Even worse is “natch.” Just say naturally. You will sound a lot more intelligent in your writing if you use words that EXIST.May 28, 2012 at 11:10 am #27772
I mentioned this before somewhere else, but I am soooo sick of the words “epic” and “bling.” Let’s retire them, PLEASE!
I like using “totes” and “adorbs” in a way that shows I’m making fun of myself by saying them, if that makes sense. Also, “obvi” or “obvz” and “whatev.”
My boo and I refer to each other as “boo” which is supremely annoying, I’m aware. It started out as a joke but it stuck! The first time I called him “boo” he was like “What? Are you trying to scare me?”May 28, 2012 at 11:41 am #27778
@CatsMeow Ha! I did the same thing. I started calling my husband Pumpkinhead (Punkinhead) as a hilariously over-the-top joke endearment and now I cannot stop. I actively try to bite it back now and say something else instead because I would be horrified if I ever slipped up and did it in public.May 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm #27783
i think ‘natch’ is the only one that drives me bonkers. the rest, meh, i can handle. my fiance and i are pretty high on the annoying list i think, so i must have a tolerance for some of this stuff lolMay 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm #27799
I guess I have a pretty high tolerance as well with this. I don’t have a problem with the majority of these. There’s only one person that I use “I miss your face” with – a friend of mine that I only get to see every four or five years. And I tell my bf that I like his face all the time… cause I do I say “totes’ more and more which I attribute to watching too much Adventure Time.
I do agree that saying “the boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife” is annoying.
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