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What Did You Just Say? 10 Overused Phrases That Make People Cringe

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Over the decades, different phrases gain popularity and gradually fade out over time. Some phrases or words are cringe-worthy from the start, while others get more annoying over time as they get overused.

We all have different associations with words; a recent Reddit thread reveals the words that never fail to make people cringe. Keep reading to see which ones you agree with.

1. Preggo

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One user says, “I absolutely cannot stand the word “Preggo” in reference to a pregnant woman. Not sure why. Maybe it’s too much like spaghetti sauce. Please just never say that word to me.” Another one that women tend to not like: is “preggers.”

2. Epic Fail

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This is a common phrase many of us probably still here regularly. One user comments, “”Epic fail!!!” Seriously guys? That sh** didn’t get old 8 years ago?”

3. Sorry, Not Sorry

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Why even offer an unapologetic apology? One Redditor sarcastically says, “I can appreciate a good non-apology apology now and then.”

4. For All Intensive Purposes

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People often mispronounce common phrases without realizing it- making other people cringe. One Redditor wrote a hilarious paragraph filled with common mispronunciation and spellings:”

“I hole-hardedly agree, but allow me to play doubles advocate here for a moment. For all intensive purposes I think you are wrong. In an age where false morals are a diamond dozen, true virtues are a blessing in the skies. We often put our false morality on a petal stool like a bunch of pre-Madonnas, but you all seem to be taking something very valuable for granite. So I ask of you to mustard up all the strength you can because it is a doggy dog world out there. Although there is some merit to what you are saying it seems like you have a huge ship on your shoulder… “

5. “You know my name, not my story.”

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A few Redditors note that this phrase is mostly used by younger kids that are being quite dramatic.

6. Like…

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“Like” is a commonly overused word. One user finds it particularly any when someone starts a comment on FB with, “‘Like if you think….”

7. Pet Names

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There were a variety of names for significant others that the community found to be cringe-worthy. These included: hubby, partner, babe, baby, and love of my life. Clearly, it totally depends on the person.

8. I’d Vote for Him

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One user cringes every time he hears, “I’d vote for him because I’d love to have a beer with him.” Is this a valid way to choose? Maybe. Some writers say its better than basing it on other vain measures.

9. Well-Raised Kids Using “Hood” Words and Behaviors

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One particular writer shares a perfect example, “This is particularly cringey in the UK. I lived next to one of these twats in first year of uni. Mate, you’re not from the ghetto, you didn’t have a hard life and you’re not ‘ard. You grew up with an upper middle-class background in Mill Hill in London and you went home after two weeks of uni because you didn’t know how to do your laundry.”

10. You Don’t Deserve Me!

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“If you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best” So I have to deal with you being an arrogant t*** before you’re nice? Go f*** yourself you drama queen.”

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