Can We Agree To Obliterate "That Said" From Our Vocabularies?

  1. This has become one of the most overused, trite phrases of recent times.

    And personally I'm sick of it. That said, can we please make a pact to never, ever employ those words here again. Thanks in advance.

    Any others you'd like to nominate for the list?
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  2. 30 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Quote from LarryG
    This has become one of the most overused, trite phrases of recent times.
    ....as is "clearly", "clear choice", and "look"...... and quite a few others. But hey, THAT SAID, I mean , who am I to dictate how others how to communicate, after all, we have a CLEAR CHOICE in this matter, right? CLEARLY, it remains up to the individual poster how he/she chooses to express his/her views. :chuckle
  4. by   Havin' A Party!
    J -- Them puppies are on the list, for sure!
  5. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    How about the word reiterate

    re-it-er-ate ( P ) Pronunciation Key (r-t-rt)
    tr.v. re-it-er-at-ed, re-it-er-at-ing, re-it-er-ates
    To say or do again or repeatedly.

    since the base word iterate means the same thing and if you reiterate it really just doesnt make sense...

    it-er-ate ( P ) Pronunciation Key (t-rt)
    tr.v. it-er-at-ed, it-er-at-ing, it-er-ates
    To say or perform again; repeat.
  6. by   leslie :-D
    [QUOTE=LarryG]This has become one of the most overused, trite phrases of recent times

    That said, can we please make a pact to never, ever employ those words here again. Thanks in advance.

    ummmm, no. :stone
  7. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from Jrnalist2RNinOR
    How about the word reiterate... since the base word iterate means the same thing and if you reiterate it really just doesnt make sense...

    it-er-ate ( P ) Pronunciation Key (t-rt)
    tr.v. it-er-at-ed, it-er-at-ing, it-er-ates
    To say or perform again; repeat.
    Thanks! You taught me something on that one.

    As Johnny used to say on the Tonight Show, "I did not know that!"

    Much appreciated.
  8. by   nurseunderwater
    I feel you man....
  9. by   leslie :-D
    truly and heartfelt, i cannot believe the triviality of this thread. with that said and i reiterate, don't sweat the small stuff.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The phrase "nurses eat their young". I am SO sick of hearing, reading, seeing that one.
  11. by   Energizer Bunny
    Leslie...I'm really with ya there this time. Though it is kind of amusing to see what terms are overused.
  12. by   jnette
    Quote from earle58
    truly and heartfelt, i cannot believe the triviality of this thread. with that said and i reiterate, don't sweat the small stuff.


    True... think we're just venting about some truly overused words here, though. And I agree with LPN2b2004 also. VERY tired about that one.
    Although I think for someone just coming into nursing, it remains a shock and disappointment, and they feel a need to discuss and/or understand it, so I try to not get ruffled by it.
  13. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from nurseunderwater
    I feel you man....
    A variation of Bill's "I feel your pain," or does it mean something a tad more risque?!?! :imbar
  14. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from jnette


    True... think we're just venting about some truly overused words here, though. And I agree with LPN2b2004 also. VERY tired about that one.
    Although I think for someone just coming into nursing, it remains a shock and disappointment, and they feel a need to discuss and/or understand it, so I try to not get ruffled by it.
    i think i'm missing something here....what remains a shock and disappointment, saything 'that said'? or are you talking about nurses eating their young? btw and this is the only and last thing i'll say about that: (those) nurses will eat whoever they damn well please; they do not discriminate against the youngins' :chuckle .

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