I just finished watching What Not to Wear

Can we please do away with the following phrases?

Comfort zone.

Outside of the box.

Fashion forward.

Push the envelope.

Thank you. I do not mean that we can do away with the phrase "thank you." I'd like to keep that one.

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June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

25 thoughts on “I just finished watching What Not to Wear”

  1. I had a boss that used all this stupid-assed lingo. Not so surprisingly, nobody ever did anything at that place, because they were all so busy yakking, and making up words, and “meeting with” people, that the work just kind of fell by the wayside. I think they just filed for Chapter 11….

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  2. I’d like to ban the phrases “reach out to” and “circle back.” They are used far too often in my office. As in, “Why don’t we reach out to some people in the field, and then we’ll circle back?” Translation: “None of us has any idea what’s going on right now, but rather than admitting that, let’s just B.S. with some more people and pretend like we’re making progress.”

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  3. I used to TiVo the show – would love to get nominated but I think I dress normal (not good but not awful) so probaly too boring. But I did stop wearing flannel PJ pants in public – I live in CT and so does Clinton Kelly so you never know…. I didn’t go to his book signing because I knew he’s think I dressed bad and throw me under the bus. (can we add that phrase to the list? throw someone under the bus)

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  4. Because I work with such mentalists, someone is A.L.W.A.Y.S saying, “We really need to get our minds around this”. All the while I am thinking, you need to get your mind around the fact that you are stupid, monotonous, boring and trite.

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  5. My stepmother always manages to get a emphatic “absolutely!” into every conversation. Of course now my father says it often and it makes me want to gag each time i hear it!

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  6. Um, I haven’t much to add, but I’m getting really SICK and TIRED of hearing people calling everything and everyone they like “AMAZING”. SHUT. UP. already. Not everything nor everyone can be AMAZING. Maybe I’m jealous because no one says I’m amazing. I’ll just tell them what to wear. And to think of me as outside the comfort box. (Is that where flatulence happens? Is it really a comfart box? It’s what they would call it down south of me, in a certain town where my grandma was raised.)

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  7. I posted this and then talked on the phone for 101 minutes, and I came back to all your suggestions and I am in hysterics. At the end of the day, you all kill me, is what you do. SHUT. UP.

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  8. Those phrases all seem so ’90s to me. Along with ye olde “Mission Statement” and “Vision” and all that other crap that companies like to spend a lot of money developing and then ignore forevermore.

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  9. I was watching some program about fallen teen idols and one of the guys said Americans needed to think outside the box because we don’t drink our own pee! Again I say Oh really? Because I don’t think so.

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  10. I would like permission to add “tap into”.
    As a non-native English speaker, I had never paid attention to this expression until Sarah Palin became a VP candidate and started using it left and right “tap into our sources of renewable energy”, tap into this, tap into that. I think I’ve heard it one too many times and want it to go away now :-).

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  11. yes please….I hate it when others tell me “you have to jump out of your comfort zone, you can’t always wear jeans and polos and such” Um….actually I can…and if I dont care for skirts, whats it to you!?

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  12. My comfort zone makes me feel that I would be pushing the envelope if I tried to be fashion forward. That got me thinking ouside of the box to be more with it.
    ( I thought I would do this before anyone else)

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