Originally Posted by Shorty
I've had it! This epidemic has to stop.
This is going to be my shame file.
If you don't want to be in it, don't write things like this:
Personally, I have no desire to buy anything from TM,
If it's what YOU think, or what YOU are going to do, the "PERSONALLY" bit is redundant, so STOP IT!!!!!!! Please!!!!
Use "personally" only if people would otherwise think that someone else did it or thought it.
Eg. The manager of the plumbing company said that he PERSONALLY repaired the pipes, whereas you'd otherwise assume it would be an employee.
Anytime I see "Going forward" it's getting a mention too. These idiotic BS "business language" atrocities have no place in normal conversation. Use that term in a meeting, let alone in a frickin' golf forum and you've lost the respect of every semi-literate person around. There is nothing wrong with "from now on" or "in the future".
Going forward, I, personally, am compiling a list. I won't name names.
Shame me if you like for being a jerk or for any other reason, but FFS, it's out of control.
Agree on "going forward." My wife works in the consulting world and I hear her say this ALL THE TIME. She has a lot of other buzz words too, but I can't think of a lot of them off the top of my head.
However, I will end up in here before long because I use "I, personally." I know it's not right, but there are times when I'm trying to distinguish between an opinion that I am applying to other people, versus what I think applies to me. I'll pay more attention next time when writing it to see how much better it sounds without the 'personally.'
@zipazoid also already mentioned the most annoying and over-used cliche in the sports world these days, and that is "at the end of the day." Can't stand that one either.
Originally Posted by JetFan1983
Speaking of obnoxious business buzz words, can we add "utilize" to this thread? Just use the word "use."
"Utilize" means to use something in a way you wouldn't normally use it. Such as, "lol, I utilized my screw driver to pick my nose just now lol."
Otherwise, if you're just trying to sound smarter by replacing the word "use," you sound like you're trying too hard.
FFS, yes!!! I think this every single time I hear that word. I don't think there is EVER a good spot for utilize. Even in your example it just sounds like you're trying too hard. Used still works just fine.
Originally Posted by saevel25
Another is more spoke, when the person keeps saying the word "like" before everything.
Not sure what "more spoke" means but anyway ... On behalf of all Californians on the forum (and @jamo ) I just want to say: Like, **** you!!!!!!!!!