Describing something as being on steroids. I am sick of hearing that something that is enhanced beyond what we think it to be, must be on steroids. For example, "this new version of the operating system is like Windows on steroids." Remember that steroids alone do not make people into Atlas by themselves. To bulk up with large muscle still takes many long hours of physical training.
In case I don't see you, have a great holiday. Why do people continue to use this phrase? It is logically the opposite of what you mean. You are literally saying "only if I don't see you" should you enjoy your time off or vacation. I always answer people that tell me this, "well I hope you have a great holiday, whether I see you or not."
Pre-planning and other incorrect uses of the prefix 'pre'. People no longer say they are planning. Many say they are "pre-planning. " If the word planning literally means to thing ahead as to the actions you should take, what is pre-planning? Does it mean to plan before you plan? This is nonsense. I was going on a trip with a collegue who gave me a stack of papers and said that they were pre-reading. I asked him what he wanted me to do with them (what should I do prior to reading?). He responded he wanted me to read them. So where does the prefix "pre" come in here? "Pre" is correct when saying pre-history which means before recorded history. Pre-planning and other such nonsense do not exist and I challenge you to find it in the dictionary.
You need to multitask. This is virtually impossible to do. I remember trying to pat my head and rub my stomach at the same time. It is so hard. People cannot drive well and talk on a cell phone at the same time. Literally trying to do two things at the same time means that you cannot fully focus on either one individually and you will do both things poorly. Does someone really give you their full attention when they are reading messages on their Blackberry. I also, contend that most of the time when we say we are multitasking we are actually doing two separate tasks sequentially.
Do you live at home? What an illogical statement! Unless you live on the street as a homeless person, you live in some type of home. Even if you lived in a hotel all the time, the hotel would be by default your home. Why can't people say the obvious and ask you if you still live with your parents?
I first got on this blog to discuss my first passion which is books. Since I have gotten on I find that books are only a piece of this blog and I can discuss just about anything that comes to mind. It … more