2007-10-24

Words that won't get you laid

Audrey sent me a link today for a piece by Ariel Leve on the Times online. I suspect that Audrey agrees with Ms Leve.

Words Not To Live By

Sometimes someone will say something and immediately, I’ll lose interest in continuing the rest of the conversation.

A few years ago I went out with a man who ended a message on my answering machine with “rock on”
As in, “I’ll try you again tomorrow….rock on.”
What’s wrong with good-bye? Or nothing at all. Just hang up. We weren’t meant to be.
I’ve discussed this with a few of my friends and I’m not alone. Certain sayings can be an instant turn off.

Here is a partial, not comprehensive, list of things people should stop saying:

1. Pardon my French (after cursing)

2. Anyhoo

3. We’re not in Kansas anymore

4. Rock on

5. What’s the plan Stan?

6. Give me a shout

7. Fancy Shmancy

8. I’m just calling to say howdy

9. Hell-o?

10. Who’d of thunk it?

Now I understand why I so seldom had calls returned after I said "Give me a shout" on voicemails. I wish I had seen this list a long time ago. At least before I bought the t-shirt with "Rock on" spelled out on the front and "Anyhoo" on the back.

Are there other phrases I should be avoiding?

4 comments:

Aggie said...

Cheers, Hey, "At the end of the day".. blah blah. All of these drive me insane.

zoom said...

"Goodbye."
I hate goodbyes. Just say what you have to say and hang up already, dammit.

Just kidding. I don't care if people say any of those things, except maybe Rock On.

Woodsy said...

I get bored when a fella talks about how fast his car can accelerate from one second to the next!

coyote said...

You'd never catch the Short Guy sayin' that about his car, Woodsy. His pirate ship, on the other hand...