Phrases That Have Been Used Too Often

Team [Noun]

As in: Team USA, Team Philippines, Team Bryan, Team PNP, Team Army, Team [Random Branch of Service]. Words and slogans tend to jump the shark when the government starts using them.

“no less than [optional adjective] [noun]”

As in: “Reported by no less than the Commission on Human Rights…”

In Fairview

As in: “In Fairview, ha, he’s very good,” but not as a response to being asked where one lives if one actually does lives there. Slightly more irritating than saying “in fairness” because you’re trying to be clever.

Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain

As in: Well, as in Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain.

Pa-cheeseburger ka naman

As in: “Wow, a promotion! Pa-cheeseburger ka naman.

It works just as well as pa-beer ka naman, which, often, is not at all.


Did I miss any? Feel free to add to the list by posting a comment.


  1. Kamusta naman (yun)!

    As in:

    Person A: Uy balita ko nag-away si tita Annabelle Rama at yung may-ari ng GMA7

    Person B: Kamusta naman yun?!?! Edi mawawalan ng trabaho si Richard!

  2. “in my humble opinion” –> Is that “humble” thing even really necessary? And Jessica Zafra is right, if you’re really that humble why bother speaking up in the first place?

  3. @Dicklip: I know what you mean, and I have heard that used myself. Kumusta na-men ang powers!

    @Miss Choi: One may also argue that whatever you say is pretty much your opinion anyway. Well, IMHO lang ha.

  4. – chuvaness/churva: “ah wala yun, churva lang yun” or “kelan mo matatapos yang mga chuvanes mo?” (talk about lack of words to say…. )

    – the “pa-cheeseburger” is really getting to my nerves na din. or baka di lang ako “in”. eh di ikaw din. haha!

  5. “DOABLE”

    I can’t count the number of times politicians have used that blasted (supposed) word. Who the hell coined that word anyway? Dami pwede sabihin – possible, feasible, manageable, ek ek. (Hey another one!)

    “EK EK”

    As if to lazily replace point point point.

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