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Trigger Word
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Trigger Word
I got the idea for this thread after watching Hancock again. Basically (this isn’t really a spoiler) Hancock has a trigger word that when said sets him off pretty bad. Whenever someone says “asshole” it pushed him into doing something (it almost always brings about damage and pain). His word was asshole.
Spoiler: there is another character later that is like him and also has a trigger: whenever she is called crazy she basically goes nuts.
It got me thinking what mine would be, and rather quickly I knew: Whatever
As in: "Whatever you say." The term is also used to dismiss a previous statement and express indifference

Getting told that sets me off worse then most anything. Argue, fight, or clash in any way with me, but once it’s implied that everything is just dropped and nothing is going to be resolved I get pissed. I don’t really know how to explain why. I guess that someone who would say they believe in something in the first place and then at any sign of being met with disagreement or of losing they just throw in the towel without actually meaning it as a total copout. I’d rather lose an argument then hear it end that way. Infuriates the hell out of me.

So any of you have a word (or maybe even phrase) that does that to you?

The best example I can come up with for one I’ve seen work on a mass scale is for a male to tell a female who is acting hysterically to “calm down.” I’ve never seen or heard of an exchange like that end well. <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->

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2008-07-30 7:13
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"fine", and "calm down", tend to get to me a little, fine worse than the other, it just irks me.
I don't really ever loose it completely.

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2008-07-30 11:17
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If I'm upset or pissed off, telling me to calm down does not help. But then, I'd expect everyone to be bothered by this. More specifically to me, if someone calls me or something I care about "stupid" or "worthless" it really sets me off. Just because it's not important to them doesn't mean that it's not important to me.

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2008-07-30 13:38
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chaitea Wrote:The best example I can come up with for one I’ve seen work on a mass scale is for a male to tell a female who is acting hysterically to “calm down.” I’ve never seen or heard of an exchange like that end well.

That's true for me, definitely! Also telling me to "keep my hair on" ... my hair might stay on my head, but that won't calm me down either. If my tears are caused by a massive argument, trying to explain the other person's side of the argument to me while I'm busy rampaging/bawling my eyes out will not make me see it any clearer. D:


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EDIT: I agree with your other peeve, Elinox (on calling things you care about 'stupid/worthless') - in fact, that was a cause of one of my last serious arguments with someone. =/

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2008-07-30 13:50
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momo Wrote:EDIT: I agree with your other peeve, Elinox (on calling things you care about 'stupid/worthless') - in fact, that was a cause of one of my last serious arguments with someone. =/

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2008-07-30 13:53
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Calling me a mooch. Calling me anything LIKE a mooch.

"Meh"- that's a big one.

I myself use fine and whatever when I'm pissed and trying to deflect the conversation


Mine are really more like trigger phrases and body language and attitude. Certain people, like my roommates, piss me off INTENSELY quickly. I mean she can walk into the room and I'm already annoyed.

A HUGE one - "I'll kill myself if you dont _____".

Ellie's so far said that about 3 things. She's teetering on the edge of my permenant shit list.
2008-07-30 14:49
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Stupid or retard or anything of that variety. I can call myself a fool whenever I want, because I'm in here and I know just how bad it is. But most other people don't have the right to call me stupid, as far as I can tell.

My second one is repetition. Not the word, the action. I can't stand it when somebody repeats themselves to me after I got it the first time. This is part of the reason why I did so badly in school. I didn't do the homework because I had already proven that I know what was going on through the classwork, and eventually the tests.

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2008-07-30 15:15
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Let's see...I don't deal well with people implying I'm a close-minded moron simply because I don't agree with them. It also bothers me when people tell me what I'm upset about is "no big deal" or some variety of that. Oh, guys especially saying I'm reacting a way because I must have PMS makes me want to smack them. There are probably more, but I can't think of them at the moment.

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2008-07-30 15:59
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"Calm down" or "chill out" often annoy the hell out of me.

The reason is, they are almost always used when I am totally calm in the first place, but someone has (incorrectly) assumed I'm losing my temper.

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2008-07-30 21:14
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mommy.....well i should say it's: mommymommymommymommymommymommymommy in a regular speaking tone usually associated with the fact that i'm currently giving my attention to someone else.

other then that i noticed it depends on the day and the time as to whether a word might trigger me or not.

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2008-07-31 0:51
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