Our language is changing……..
I mean, words mean stuff.…….
In the vernacular,
But, the most meaningless phrase in the English language
Has to be this one:    “It  is  what  it  is“………
Good grief!!!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Day Burns
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 13:48:52

    I know a few other people who have expressed similar exasperation with the phrase. I agree with you – in most contexts it would be a meaningless phrase. When dealing with counseling psychology, however, it is a pretty powerful statement. It’s like the serenity prayer but summed up in fewer words. It means making peace with the things that you cannot change by accepting them for what they are. It’s a reminder that some things are out of our control because, silly as it sounds, we forget that sometimes.


    • Gloryteller
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 15:23:58

      AHA! Thanks for the great explanation. That reminds me of how my generation used to say “C’est la vie”, or “that’s life”, and the next generation said “oh well”. Thanks for putting it in context. I think it’s still used inappropriately much of the time, but there is one worse phrase I can think of: “It isn’t what it is” hahahahaha.

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