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    Default Do you get irritated, vexed, or just plain annoyed at certain phrases in books?

    Lately I've found myself irritated at what I feel are the overuse of certain phrases, or words in the books I'm reading. Maybe the massive amount of overtime I've worked lately has led me to be pickier than usual, but I find that I am entirely done with the phrases/words:

    Smirked. OMG, he smirked, she smirked. I smirked. When did that get to be the go-to expression? Everyone seems to be smirking.
    Snorted, snickered.
    Eyes bulging. His eyes bulged in surprised. My eyes bulged at his response. No, just, no.
    The nickname "girl". I've read this in multiple books lately.

    Those are the ones that spring readily to mind.

    Anyone else have any of these?

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    Machinations. Giggling!! When I'm reading erotics I really don't want to know the woman giggled, children giggle!! I know I have more but I am really tired right now...

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    Agreed. I've been reading a bunch of MM/A-O items lately, and there are a lot of giggling omegas out there. Have found some, though, with some kick a** omegas. As for smirking... just like snark. Used to be a smirk was reserved for more specific situations than it seems to be used for presently, which I find an interesting comment on society.

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    "screamed out her orgasm" SERIOUSLY?
    truly cannot stand it

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    Another one: Do you like what you see? Ugh...

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    Giggling...yep, I get annoyed with the overuse of that one as well.
    Another one to add to my list: eye rolling, and flipping people off.

    The next time you have a conversation, roll your eyes, make your eyes bulge, giggle, flip someone off, smirk, snicker and snort. It really doesn't add much to the conversation.

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    Do you like what you see? : I haven't noticed that one yet...but now I probably will.

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    "Do you like what you see?" usually is between the manly man and the oh so innocent virgin, bwahahaha! Yeah, virgins really get under my skin also...I mean, how many virgins can there really be for the million and billionaires out there? Haha...

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    I'm tired of men who walk like a cat. How does a cat walk?

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    I'm not sure, my cats wander in in zig-zags, randomly sprint across the room and jump on furniture rather than go around. Imagining a grown man doing that is hilarious. Would that mean he also does other cat things like knocks stuff of tables because it is in *his* patch of sunlight?

    I hate the phrase " she padded" to show someone walking barefoot.


 
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