People claiming they're so dedicated to any one thing that they're MORE than 100% dedicated to it.
Seems to be said a lot during reality show individual interviews. They generally go something like this: Honestly, at the end of the day, like, I just want to say that I gave, like, 110% of myself to this experience.
And then they ineveitably use 110% to describe themselves to someone else, at which point that person (in a need to one-up the other) suddenly becomes 120% of whatever they're discussing, sometimes being bold enough to even declare themselves 1000% in support of whatever nonsense they're so supportive of.
It makes me want to scream with 1000% of my lung force.
This has always bothered me, too. Particularly because once you're over 100% ('percent' meaning, of course, out of one hundred), you're in a fantasy world. If you're in a fantasy world and you just add a paper mache horn onto your cat instead of making it a dragon, that's really sad. So, why stop at 110%? Why not 9,000,000%? I mean, you're already playing with lies, and lies hurt.
— Biffy posted 5/28/2010
Totally. Plus is reeks of having come out of sports or business, but is now everywhere. Barf.
— jmc posted 6/3/2010
Here here, that has always bothered me big time. It's simply not possible to give more than 100%. The American Idol judges are some of the biggest culprits of this.
— Sebastian posted 10/2/2010
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