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Old 02-15-2009, 09:13 AM
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Words, Phrases & Jargon...

that you feel your recovery could do without:

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:41 AM
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:41 AM
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surrender

“My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will, never, never surrender to what is right.” - Dan Quayle ( LOL...potatoe)

I like to use the word surrender in the context as don't give up in even in the face of overwhelming odds.   

I do not care for the concept of surrendering as in abandoning hope or submitting to the power of another.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:52 AM
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:35 AM
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Turn __________ over to my higher power.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by zencat View Post
surrender

“My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will, never, never surrender to what is right.” - Dan Quayle ( LOL...potatoe)

Oh no, not Dan Quayle. He's one of my favorites:

"Mars is essentially in the same orbit . . . Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."

"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century."

And my absolute favorite:

"[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system."



Anywho....

Another phrase would be "real alcoholic".
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:40 PM
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You can't do it without ___________> Fill in the blank. I don't need any negativity.
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:40 PM
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My best thinking got me here...

Self-will run riot...

Egomaniac with an inferiority complex...
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:34 PM
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The implications that I'm "self-centered". What the hades is that supposed to mean?
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by evanrudenyc View Post
If you hang out in a barber shop long enough, you're going to get your hair cut!!!
I think that's a great quote! It tells you what will likely happen if you continue hanging out at the same bar or with the same folks. Nothing about a HP even hinted at on that one.

Other than the ones that are obviously (or even subtly) religious in nature I don't have a problem with most of it - I just try not to get caught up in the AA buzzwords. It is tough sometimes though.
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(does that mean I'm not powerless??? lol)
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"I wasn't gonna come to this meeting today......"

"white-knuckling"
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by windysan View Post
"white-knuckling"

Guilty party here. May shame be heaped upon my shoulders.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:07 AM
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This one hurt me the most

Take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth

Another assault charge is all I needed at this point.
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Originally Posted by Fubarcdn View Post
Another assault charge is all I needed at this point.
Ah yeah... I had an AA meeting try to kick me out once. I just left.. went home and wrote an Eminem style rap verse that ended with a possible massacre...
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My best thinking got me here.


oooh, that's a good one
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:47 AM
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Really, most AA cliches get on my nerves. But here're a few that really bug me . . .


Meeting makers make it!


Stick with the winners!


Fake it til you make it!


Religion is for the people who are afraid of going to Hell; spirituality is for the people who've been there.


Change or die!


Get Off The Pity Pot!


Bend your knees before you bend your elbow.


Some must die so that others can live.
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