So all that sentence says is, "You cannot win because you are losing." It just says, you are not doing A because you are doing the opposite of A. All you've done is eliminate one of the innumerable possible nouns you could possibly be, which is extremely abstract, if you think deeply about it. I'm not a primitive cave drawing, nor am I a Rubenesque woman,..." etc.If you kick me in the nuts I will say something like, "I am angry." instead of, "I'm not a Triceratops. Substitute with: Saying what you are and saving everyone some time. But you can't win for losing- and that is sort of unique, but not very- it is what it is. Recap Quick vocabulary test: What does "Ephemeral" mean? I'm surprised you didn't know that, but I could care less. I guess that makes you an unhappy camper and if you would've told me in 2001 that I wouldn't be a happy camper in 2011 I'd say, "Wow, tell me what you REALLY think!!!
Some of these everyday phrases make the speaker sound unintelligent because they lack originality, some indicate poor grammar, and others just connote mental laziness. If you just truncate, and rearrange the original sentence you are left with stylistically fine, if uninspired, sentence. Whenever I hear a sentence end with that I always think, "Wait, why do they feel obligated to tell me that what they just said is true? "That is really unique." "Unique" means, "one of a kind".
But they all share (at least) one common thread: I hate them all. " Save us the stupidity and turn your interrogative sentence into a declarative one: That WAS funny. If a steak is truly great, an event truly random or funny, it would inspire you to actually devote an original thought to it. "If someone would have told me a decade ago that in 10 years I'd be doing X, I would NEVER have believed it." This assumes that it is a normal conversational convention for people to casually predict the future. The last declarative sentence they said didn't end with that. Not, "different", or "unusual." It means there is only one of them. Substitute with: "I could not care less", "I have never cared less about anything" 9. " This is said after someone takes a stand, but maybe with a bit too much conviction.
(Author's Note: You may also enjoy installments II and III of the Overused Phrased Dumb People Say trilogy) 1. Such banality actually hurts your case, not enhances it. "I don't give a rat's ass" You don't give a rat's ass about what? Did you think this whole conversation was a big lead up to my asking, "Do you have any rodent sphincters I can have? If you met someone who said, "In 18 years you'll drive a yellow sedan that was manufactured in New Mexico." You would excuse yourself from the conversation. So can I believe anything they say that doesn't end with, 'it does. So if something is one of a kind, it cannot have degrees of one-of-a-kindness- it can't be VERY one of a kind, a little one of a kind, or pretty much one of a kindish. The latent irony is the passionate speaker clearly took a stand and made a statement, whereas the replier of "How do you really feel?
"It is what it is" Here is what you just said: It is = It is. Did someone say, "Hey, it is not what it is.", or, "It is what it is not."? Substitute with: "Unique", "Original" or "One of a kind". " followed your originality and passion with a banal phrase that is linguistically worthless.
Most of us follow the way of the gun, for one simple reason.
The gun is the most efficient and effective self-defense tool one can carry and use.There are, though, differing opinions on the morals of taking another life.Substitute with: Not making the definition be the exact words of the words being defined. The illocutionary force of that reply is simply, "I see you are passionate about that.", which is of no value because that is obvious. ", "Easy, big tiger", "Deep Breath" then demonstrating an exaggerated deep breath. "You can't win for losing." After some research I found that the "for" doesn't mean what it usually means. "You can't win for losing" is a sentence without substance. "I am NOT a happy camper." What is this 20 questions? Either stop being lazy and just say, "The dog wants to go outdoors" or hand it a copy of Out Magazine. It really does." it makes the speaker sound repetitive AT BEST, and unreliable at worst. It really does." When a declarative sentence like, "That makes sense", is followed with the meaningless, "..does.In this case it is used like, "I exercise, for I like a healthy body.". Wouldn't it be more efficient to tell me what you ARE instead of what you are NOT?