Why do so many people use the same unoriginal catch phrases as everyone else? I know “it is what it is” but “at the end of the day” if I hear another person say they’ve “been there, done that” I will not be a “happy camper”. Sure, some expressions don’t last long “wasssup?” But others seem to take on a life of their own “fuggetabout it” and many have been around forever “easy come, easy go”, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, “and Bob’s your uncle” which is supposed it mean “and there you go”.
I just may be “comparing apples to oranges” here but I even knew a guy who made up his own expressions and constantly repeated them. For example, every time he’d burp (I think he had acid reflux) he’d say “damn that meatloaf was good” and when he farted he’d say “catch that and paint it green”. It drove me crazy.
You can say I might be “over the top” on this subject and “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” but when it comes to the hackneyed catch phrase I sure wish people would start “thinking outside the box”. Oh, I gotta go, “I just threw up a little in my mouth!”