it is what it is.
like nails on a chalk board.
I couldn't agree more! I literally cringe when I hear people say this. I try to explain to people how pointless this phrase is all the time. If you are saying "it is what it is" that person or group of people understand that it is what it is. It's just worthless language and I hate it.
You sound stupid FWIW. It's a phrase that has a specific meaning that is used in a specific situation. We all understand that it is a redundant phrase grammatically, but there are plenty of phrases or "old sayings" that dont really make all that much sense but we all know what they mean, or at least the ones of us with functioning brain cells do.
When you are unhappy with a situation but there isnt anything you can do to change it, then it is what it is. No way to make it what it isn't.
Like I currently do not like the headache I have at the moment, but it is being caused by medication I just started and headache medicine wont touch it. It is what it is.
However there are things that it doesnt apply to, like being a man. There was a time when the phrase "it is what is is" applied there, but now there are surgeries that can change that, so it no longer applies.
I use the phrase sometimes, but not in excess. I see a lot of phrases in here that are pretty common but arent really overly used. I think the people complaining about them just want to seem more intelligent than others since they can obviously express themselves more eloquently or whatever.
But by all means, please continue to hold yourself in such high regard. It gives people like me that could really give a shite less something to laugh at.