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Quit Saying That! – Part 3 – But wait, there’s more!

You think I would have found the end of all of the awful words and phrases we cannot stand. Nope. Here ya go.

Brace yourself
To die for
Love you to the moon and back
Live. Laugh. Love
Pop of color
And… go!
To be perfectly honest with you 
No problem (instead of you’re welcome)
You people
We are pregnant
I seen
Throw shade
Spill the tea
AF
Clap back
Woke
He doesn’t give you more than you can handle
BOGO (when its not actual Buy one get one free)
Curb appeal
Nerd alert
I bet I don’t even get one share
Have a blessed day
To make a long story short
I was today years old
Nom nom nom
I can’t wrap my head around this
Basically…
Actually…
In agreeance
He goes (instead of He said)
Furbabies
Shiplap
The fact of the matter is
Dead ass
Delish
No offense but
I’m gutted
Foodie
Dilly Dilly
This is true
Not so much
I know, right?
Wait, what?
Dark Money
Well I’ll be darned
Look on the bright side
Dance Mom/Soccer Mom/Baseball Mom
Hot enough for ya?
Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit
Think piece
Same Difference
Just Saying
Agree to Disagree
Fake news
Mouth Feel
Touch Points
Thought leader
You do You

Can you believe there’s a Part One and Part Two?

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Quit Saying That! Part 2 – More Phrases and Words That Must Stop

OK so I really had no idea that there would be a Part Two to the post I wrote called ‘Quit Saying That! The List of the Worst Sayings on the Internet and in Real Life.’ But here it is. Why? Because after I posted the first one, the Facebook comments, tweets, and co-workers hit me with a ton of other phrases that drive them crazy. This time they are in no particular order.

What’s up with that?
Throw under the bus
For the win
Back in the day
You’re killing me smalls
I’m not gonna lie
My bad
Sexy time
Kodak moment
So on and so forth
It’s all good
That’s what she said
No worries
For the record
Now more than ever
Pushing the envelope
Come to Jesus
Threw up in my mouth a little
Miss your face
That’s what I’m talking about
Deal with it
Wow, just wow
Best Thing Evar
Stupid is as stupid does
What’s the big deal?
With that being said
That moment when
In my humble opinion (IMHO)
In case you missed it (ICYMI)
8 things people who are better than you do every day
The __ Daily’s is out!
That’s gonna leave a mark
Please Advise
For real?
I die
Mike, Mike, Mike, What day is it?
This one time at band camp
It’s not rocket science
All that and a bag of chips
Dance like no one’s watching
I mustache you a question
I’m feelin’ some type of way
NEthing spelld liek thisssss <<<<<3333
Said no one ever
Wow. Much bad. So annoy. (Doge speak)
Don’t hate the player, hate the game
Glasshole
ThroughGlass
Amazeballs
Rawr
Trifflin’
Turntup
Fo shizzle
Foodgasm
Like a boss
Can you not
Hashtag (as a spoken word)
Gymrat
Ratchet
Crunk
Sizzurp
Bromance
Burpees
ThugLife
Cray Cray
O rly?
Fan-fricken-tastic
SWAG
Dat
Hella
Holla
Ballin’
Woot
Bruh/Bro
Phat
Obvi
Preggers
Babymomma
Dem
Doe
Pimpin
YOLO
Convo
Bridezilla
Chillaxin
Butthurt
Awesomesauce
Anywho
Amirite?
Epic
Sorries

Here’s the first part of this story And here’s the next part of this story

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Quit Saying That! The List of the Worst Sayings on the Internet and in Real Life

At the end of the day let’s think outside the box, shall we?

Thanks to a recent Washington Post article highlighting a list of phrases that the journalists are doing away with, I started thinking about the words and phrases that really annoy me. This led to a conversation with my roommate wherein we spent the better part of 2 hours rattling off the worst things said on the internet, in everyday conversation and at work. The WP article was my inspiration but was not in front of me during the list making venture so I am sure there is some crossover which further substantiates the claim that the phrase needs to leave our collective lexicon.

Not Real Words:

Conversating
Notating
Learnings
Irregardless
Agreeance
Alot
Alright

Incorrectly Pronounced or Used:

All intensive purposes
Pacifically
Alternative instead of Alternate (Do you have an alternative phone number?)
Ironically (when no irony was involved)
Literally (when describing something that figuratively happened)
Shouldn’t of (Shouldn’t have)

Internet Speak:

Anything that is “pure gold”
Will make your life
Won the internet
Best thing ever
Restore your faith in humanity
30 things every ____ knows about
10 things you didn’t know about ____
17 signs that you’re ____
So this happened
The ____ thing you’ll see all day
What ____ can teach you about ____
Brace Yourself
Keep Calm and ____
____ is your new favorite thing
Which ____ character are you?
10 things you’ve been doing wrong your whole life
Click bait
Link bait
Life hack
The Internet of Things
RT / Share if you agree
This!
You won’t believe what happened next
Spoiler Alert
America’s sweetheart
Cringe-worthy

Business Jargon:

Game changer
Heavy-hitter
Best practices
Taking it to the next level
Tipping point
Move the needle
Out of pocket
Off the grid
At the end of the day
Rockstar/Ninja/Guru/Hero
Phoning it in
Checked out of the conversation
Bleeding edge technology
Go-to guy
Think outside the box

Conversation Bombs:

You know what I’m saying?
You know what I mean?
You see what I did there?
By the by
It is what it is
If you will
Um
Like….
Just to be clear
As you all know
Just Sayin’
Everyone knows that
For the most part
I swear to God
Ya think so?
I’m sorry but
You people
Wait for it
Shout-out
Not to mention
What it boils down to
Not a fan
Jumped the shark
Neverending battle
Moving on
FYI (in conversation, pronounced Eff Why Eye)
You’ve got to be kidding me
Bless your heart
You don’t say
With all due respect
I know, right?
Oh, please
Are you for real?
Shall we?
Duh
You’re telling me

I am guilty of using so many of these and actually had to measure my words during the completion of this post. I’m sure this list is not exhaustive, did I miss one? – Vikki

There were so many suggestions, there’s a Part 2! And now a Part 3!

Kenmore 86870100 Dryer – how to get to the heating element

So I recently purchased a replacement heating element for my old dryer. Model of the dryer is a Kenmore 86870100. I looked at a bunch of YouTube videos and none of them showed me how to properly remove the outside housing of the heating element in order to swap it out. Through a little trial and error I was able to find a Bracket that was holding the housing assembly to the machine. It looks like this:

It is in a decidedly tricky place too. It’s behind the non-removable panel

Once you loosen the bracket, you can lift up the metal housing and slide it out. Then remove the screw attaching the element to the housing. Hope I saved someone some trouble