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26th-Aug-2009 02:39 pm
What oft-repeated quote or common cliché do you find the most annoying when someone says it to you?

"Pick yourself up by the bootstraps."

Generally uttered by some penis head who never has had to do so. Or likes to brag about how they did so. Sorry folks, bragging about how you went from rags to middle class don't impress me much. Get over it.
26th-Aug-2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Also, have you ever physically tried to pick youself up by the bootstraps? You just end up falling very painfully on your arse.
26th-Aug-2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
Pretty much. I probably wouldn't be quite as annoyed with the phrase if it hadn't become one of the most overused phrases of the American political far right.
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