Do you 'reach out' to others?

@JudyEv (275493)
Rockingham, Australia
May 11, 2022 8:55pm CST
Phrases come and go in popularity. Words like ‘hip’, ‘groovy’, ‘cool’ and ‘with it’ have all had their turn in the popularity stakes. One we’re seeing and hearing more and more here is ‘reach out’. You don’t ‘contact’ a company or organisation now; you ‘reach out’. I don’t mind the term but everyone has jumped on the bandwagon now and you hear this continually. Maybe ‘they’ believe it is a more friendly term. Have you heard any new phrases lately? The photo was taken by me and shows a horse ‘reaching out’ to his rider.
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@DaddyEvil (79084)
• United States
12 May
The "kids" here (twenty-something zoomers) make up their own "language" where they shorten words or use something besides the words the adults around them use just so they can be "different". (When they're suspicious of something, they say they're "suss". And it sounds just as stupid writing it as hearing them say it. )
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 May
The youngsters like to think up words so the oldies won't understand them so well. 'Suss' is used here too; also 'iffy'.
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@DaddyEvil (79084)
• United States
12 May
@JudyEv "iffy" is used by people my age.
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• United States
12 May
my grandkids use 'suss' too and it drives me crazy.They have a whole lingo they use and 99% of the time the sound ridiculous
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@ptrikha_2 (37676)
• India
12 May
Fads and trends sometimes capture our minds so much that many folks start using them even where they are not applicable. I have been occupied with a lot of things offline of late, so have not seen much of new trends except for an increased use of the word "manifestation".
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 May
Yes, that's another one that is getting an over-use.
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@ptrikha_2 (37676)
• India
15 May
@JudyEv Yes and a few more words !
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@franxav (12723)
• India
12 May
'Reach out' to a company or organisation for benefits one seeks for is something quite opposite to what we mean in our context. For us there is a basic element of service in reaching out. We reach out to the poor, marginalized, down trodden of the society. It's an extension of the the work we do within our walls.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 May
Fair enough. Some don't use it in the correct context.
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• United States
12 May
It seems the phrases tend to recycle too. I am retired and only get out a few times a month so I don't hear many new things lol.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 May
That's interesting - that these terms come around again after a while on the back-burner.
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@LadyDuck (387233)
• Switzerland
12 May
It is the same in Italian, there are phrases that become popular, often they are used even if they are not appropriate, that is ridiculous. Lovely horse.
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@LadyDuck (387233)
• Switzerland
12 May
@JudyEv - It sounds more correct "a male" or "a female" I wonder why this silly ways to talk.
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@xFiacre (10481)
• Ireland
12 May
@JudyEv Oh that one really gets right up my skirt - the saying, not the deceased male person himself.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 May
@xFiacre I'm glad you clarified that!!
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@LeaPea2417 (33558)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 May
There is a newer way of saying that I have made a mistake. It is "My bad". The younger generation mainly say it even though I did hear a fifty something woman say it not too long ago. I know for a fact no one said that when I was young.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 May
You're quite right. It wasn't around in my day either. I don't like 'my bad' but it is pretty much in common use now.
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@Fleura (20198)
• United Kingdom
20 May
The worst thing is when you despise some new term - but then after a while you find yourself using it!!
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 May
@Fleura That's so true. Phrases become part of modern usage and next thing you're using them as much as the next person.
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@CarolDM (182616)
• United States
12 May
Such a gorgeous horse here. Funny how many phrases seem to come back around, recycled I guess.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 May
'Cool' was new once but, once it came in, it seems to have stayed.
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@CarolDM (182616)
• United States
13 May
@JudyEv I still use it a lot.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 May
@CarolDM My friend uses it all the time. Perhaps I do too but don't notice it. lol
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@kobesbuddy (148771)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 May
Horses are sociable beings, they want closeness and love:) Here's a photo I wanted to share with you. It's Aubrey last weekend, she won three blue ribbons, one third place and one fourth place:)
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 May
Thanks for the photo. She looks quite small on the horse but not so small in the other photo with her Dad and trainer. It must be quite a big horse.
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@kobesbuddy (148771)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 May
@JudyEv Yes, Liam is a full sized horse, he was already trained when they bought him.
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• Midland, Michigan
13 May
I don't recall hearing that one but at work when people called in sick that's what we would say. Now they say the person called off. I guess that means they called off work but I'm still not used to it.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 May
Sometimes, with newsreaders, I think they think it makes the whole thing sound more professional but it doesn't really.
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• Midland, Michigan
15 May
@JudyEv maybe.
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@moonandstars (57754)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 May
wow, horse reaching out, legendary i believe it's customer friendly or whatever, i feel it is not truthful or honest.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 May
That's about how I feel.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
16 May
@JudyEv people should stop it but, no, this is the new trend, it seems.
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@Ronrybs (15058)
• London, England
12 May
I haven't heard any new buzz phrases lately, thank goodness! Not been getting out too much lately
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 May
We are getting very picky about where we go. Our numbers are through the roof despite so many being vaccinated.
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@Ronrybs (15058)
• London, England
17 May
@JudyEv As we move into summer, our numbers seem to be coming down. For how long, I wonder
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@moffittjc (104253)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 May
I look back on my teenage years and laugh at the slang words and phrases we used in order to be “cool.” I’m glad it was only a phase.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 May
Everyone was trying to be unique but we were really all on the same bandwagon with our speech.
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@moffittjc (104253)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 May
@JudyEv So true. I guess being on the same bandwagon with everyone else is what helped us "fit in" even though we were trying to be unique.
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• United States
12 May
I never realized how much that term 'reach out' is used until you mentioned it. Guess I hear it so often that it's become normal. My grandkids have a whole bunch of words they use but I can't think of any at the moment but I can say they drive me crazy with their lingo.
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• United States
13 May
@JudyEv I think the whole world has gotten "too politically correct" Seems as if no one is identified anymore as a man or woman Crazy
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@aninditasen (4661)
• Raurkela, India
12 May
The word ' sharing ' is now used for documents and files too. We have to use it in our professional life.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 May
Modern technology has brought with it a whole lot of new terms for sure.
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• Raurkela, India
13 May
@JudyEv Yes, that's true and still we are learning.
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12 May
I would love to have a pet horse. Too bad I don't know how to ride one.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 May
They are lovely animals but, like all pets, they can be expensive to keep.
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12 May
@JudyEv True..
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@wolfgirl569 (53819)
• Marion, Ohio
12 May
I would prefer the word contact I think
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 May
'Reach out' seems a bit too fancy to me. Too airy-fairy. lol
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@wolfgirl569 (53819)
• Marion, Ohio
12 May
@JudyEv It does. I reach out to pick something up
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@Kandae11 (44697)
12 May
Yes l have heard reaching out being used. I probably heard others but haven't paid much attention - then again l am not out and about as much as previously and l am not on any social media platform.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 May
We mostly notice it with newsreaders. Just like police reports often say 'a male person' instead of just saying 'a man'.
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@Kandae11 (44697)
12 May
@JudyEv l don't know if others think the same way but l hate when reporters or newscasters refer to a man who has no doubt committed a heinous crime as -the gentleman or even Mr . l would prefer if they simply said John Brown or Steve Brown...
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@Aquitaine24 (10568)
• San Jose, California
12 May
Nice photo. And yes I do when I need to.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 May
That's good. We all need the company and support of others from time to time.
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@xFiacre (10481)
• Ireland
12 May
@judyev People do seem to come up with new expressions for old practices. This one makes me think of the Diana Ross song “Reach out and touch somebody’s hand, make this a better world if you can”. Sugar sweet, sickly and sentimental. I did read last week a magnificent saying coined by James Joyce that was a new thing back in the day - referring to a certain lady he described her thusly: “Yellow dress, low cut, showing all her belongings”. Her BELONGINGS!! I’ve heard them called many a thing, but ‘belongings’! I’ve been tittering quietly since I read it.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 May
Some go to great lengths at avoid using the 'correct' terms. I haven't heard of this one either.
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@Shiva49 (24219)
• Singapore
12 May
Nothing comes to mind, but some out of the blue become a rage as they catch on. Some words have a different meaning when spoken as slang.
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@JudyEv (275493)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 May
That's very true. 'My bad' was mentioned by Anne Marie and that was never heard of once but is now.
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