Saturday, February 5, 2011

"It is what it is."

I nearly missed the blog of the day.  I have only one hour to spare.  And the worst part of it is that I just caught myself getting sucked into 'Jersey Shore' while flipping stations as my husband sleeps on the couch.  Truly horrifying.  One bright light shines through this experience, however.  I was reminded of a one liner that is such a pet peeve - "It is what it is."  This line was handed by one of the slabs of beef on 'Jersey Shore' to his girlfriend as they broke up.  To which she replied, really adding something to the moment, "Yeah, it is what it is." 
What the what?  What does that mean?  It drives me crazy when people say this because it is, in fact, like saying nothing at all - but worse, because people are listening to your voice and watching your lips flap as if you were actually saying something.  It would still be what it is even if you refrain from labeling it as what it is.  So, if you have nothing to say outside of "it is what it is", better to say nothing at all, Ronnie Magro. 

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