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Old 02-23-2015, 01:38 PM
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"Getting your panties in a twist"
"Put on your big girl panties"
I hate these so much it almost makes me sick to share them.
I'm really glad you mentioned ""Put your big girl panties on" so I can never say it again.
It never occurred to me that it would make some people cringe.

It's all good. It is what it is.
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Let's ban euphemisms. Call it what it is. We can take it, and we don't even need "to put our big girl panties on" to do it--I just had to add that. I agree with previous poster about "big girl panties." Just a thought. Do men wear "big boy boxers"?
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Let's get back on track.
Okay, the heading of this thread is: "List of words that should be banished"

When I clicked on the OPs link there were single words and phrases. And you could also get an explanation of why a word or phrase should be banished. It was obvious to me that the word or phrase could pertain to any subject, even diet, health and nutrition.

So the phrase I picked was, "Everything in moderation" which could pertain to one's diet or life in general.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:59 PM
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Do men wear "big boy boxers"?
I've certainly heard the expression "You've got big ba__s" to mean that you're gutsy.
Perhaps they require big boy boxers.

If I were to ban anything, it would be people routinely saying "Have a nice day" which has now been shortened to "Have a good one".
To me, it means absolutely nothing.
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Word not to be banished. Perfectly good word; Orthorexia
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Big hat, no cattle.

Big boxers, no _____ .
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Big hat, no cattle.

Big boxers, no _____ .
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I can't stand to hear servers ask me,"How's everything tasting?" Really gets on my nerves. Like the food and everything on the table is capable of doing its own tasting instead of asking me if everything is ok or something to that effect. I am not sure why this irritates me so much, but it does.
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I hate hearing from the person behind the counter "no problem" when the appropriate response is "you're welcome" when I say "Thank-you".
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I hate hearing from the person behind the counter "no problem" when the appropriate response is "you're welcome" when I say "Thank-you".
Ew...I hate that with a passion: not a problem.
But, tell me. When did it switch to the customer saying "thank you" anyway?
I know, I know. Way back when we were behind the counter we said thank you to the customer. tsk tsk.
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I'm really glad you mentioned ""Put your big girl panties on" so I can never say it again.
It never occurred to me that it would make some people cringe.

It's all good. It is what it is.
I was trying to think of why this makes me cringe and saw that DruanneB said it. I think it irritates me to think we're considered snotty little bratty girls who need to grow up and men don't have to ever put on their big boy boxers. lol

I'm sure though, Barefoot, if you said it, I would not cringe.
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I hate hearing from the person behind the counter "no problem" when the appropriate response is "you're welcome" when I say "Thank-you".
Hi tomwed,

Does could this help bring you some comfort the next time you say Thank You and hear No Problem.

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I was trying to think of why this makes me cringe and saw that DruanneB said it. I think it irritates me to think we're considered snotty little bratty girls who need to grow up and men don't have to ever put on their big boy boxers. lol
I'm sure though, Barefoot, if you said it, I would not cringe.
I just learned that term in TOTV from a friend here. She said to me: "Put on your big girl panties and just do it!"
I thought that expression was way cool (another outdated expression I know).
I never thought of it as being a snotty little bratty girl that needed to grow up.
I thought of it as being a female wrinklie that needed to get some cojones.
I'm so glad that it's been pointed out that it makes people cringe.
It's all good - Sorry, I just cannot stop saying that one.
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Hi tomwed,

Does could this help bring you some comfort the next time you say Thank You and hear No Problem.

No Worries,
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No problem is an English expression, meaning "you're welcome". It is similar to the Australian English expression no worries. The phrase is used in most of the United States, especially on the East Coast of the United States.

Some find the expression, particularly when employed in the service industry, to be rude, implying that a reasonable request could have been received as problematic or unwelcome.

OK
I'll try to be more understanding to southerners. I still think doing your job is not doing me a favor.

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