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Old 01-28-2020, 01:26 PM   #1
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If you're like me, then you notice things when you're reading a book or watching a movie or TV. You notice trends. Once you notice them, it seems you see them everywhere. If you're like me, then they soon get on your nerves. What once might have seemed unique and clever has become trite and over-used. I'll give a couple of examples of what I mean, and invite you to add your candidates. These are dialog, but you don't have to restrict yourself.

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Old 01-28-2020, 01:34 PM   #2
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:11 PM   #3
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:09 PM   #4
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What about single words? I actually get tired of actually seeing the word actually; it's actually often used too much.
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:17 PM   #5
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My favorite ones to hate are the ones the journalists beat to death. It's finally dying out but the "N things you need to know about X" used to make me laugh. It's sort of morphed into "What we know about X".
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:18 PM   #6
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:45 PM   #7
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A word that's bothering me, rather than one I can't stand

Use of the word 'liberation' in the context of the Russians arriving at Auschwitz in January 1945, and the arrival of the Free French Army arriving in Paris in August 1944.

Doesn't feel right to use the same word for both events. I think the opening of the death camps needs a different word, one that conveys the horror - but I don't have one

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Old 01-28-2020, 06:31 PM   #8
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:18 PM   #9
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What about single words? I actually get tired of actually seeing the word actually; it's actually often used too much.
Single words are fine. Actually, I literally have no problem with that.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:28 PM   #10
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...used about anything at all, now, so that it's meaningless.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:51 PM   #11
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:55 PM   #12
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"stand up" - an evacuation centre, a quarantine facility, a consulate etc.

Might be local jargon, our Marketing Manager says it all the time.

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Old 01-28-2020, 08:04 PM   #13
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:16 PM   #14
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"literally"
This one only bugs me when people actually mean "figuratively".

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