Friday, November 21, 2008

Top ten irritating phrases

Here's a list out from researchers at Oxford of the top 10 irritating phrases. Now, I don't know why it had to come from one of the premier universities in the universe... maybe they are easily irritated? Accurate in their irritation?

Anyway, there are amusing.

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The top ten most irritating phrases:

1 - At the end of the day

2 - Fairly unique

3 - I personally

4 - At this moment in time

5 - With all due respect

6 - Absolutely

7 - It's a nightmare

8 - Shouldn't of

9 - 24/7

10 - It's not rocket science

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Elsewhere in this article, they mention the incorrect use of literally. That's one that bugs me, when people use "literally" when they mean something as figuratively but with greater emphasis. E.g., someone saying "I am literally starving to death" when they have missed lunch.

There's also mention of one of my sister's pet peeves: panini sandwich. (She speaks Italian).

3 comments:

Knumb said...

"how about yourself"

"outside the box"

any phrase with "monetize"

hanglider & handglider

Any use of "myself" as a subject.

lmilesw said...

I would add:
- I myself

- I've never (seen that, heard that, etc.) before in my entire life. You can leave out the "in my entire life".

- I could care less - It should be I COULDN'T care less otherwise it means you care.

Maybe I have too much time on my hands to be thinking about these things.

Fajita said...

"I'm not gonna lie to ya..."

So, have been lying to me up until now?