At some point I came across the blog Goulash (where did I come across it?) and started reading it because I love that word. I feel the same about the word "aardavrk", is there a blog called Aardvark? there should be. Goulash is pretty dam funny, and though he doesn’t post much, when he does it usually makes me laugh out loud. His most recent is worth checking out, here’s an excerpt:
There are a lot of these overused phrases, but there are 2 that I hear all of the time that contribute absolutely nothing to a conversation. They are "it is what it is" and "I know, right?" Let’s tackle these one at a time.
"It is what it is." Isn’t that obvious? If it isn’t what it is, I’m barricading my front door and hiding in the closet because I no longer have any idea what in the hell is going on.
"I know, right?" This one is trickier. I usually hear this when a person is agreeing with me, but it still confuses me because it ends with a question. I can just see some terrible mystery movie where the femme fatale has given the brain surgeon an amnesia drug. He’s looking at his scalpel right before the surgery starts, certain it looks familiar, and he whimpers, "I know…. right?" And then he bursts into tears. In most conversations, yes, you know and you’re right that you know.
Good stuff, right? Check out the whole post, it gets funnier…