Friday, November 7, 2008

Top Ten Irritating Phrases


Oxford University just compiled this list of irritating phrases; things people say so often that they are really annoying.

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

I loved the comment made by one person:
AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME, and WITH ALL DUE RESPECT to Oxford, they SHOULDN"T OF spent so much time on the issue. Nonetheless, I PERSONALLY think the use of irritating phrases 24/7 is ABSOLUTELY A WASTE. In fact, IT'S A NIGHTMARE. People should learn to compose on their own.

It shouldn't be hard to come up with something that's FAIRLY UNIQUE. AT THE END OF THE DAY, after all, IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE. :)
We in America might wish to replace a few on the list with these:

1. Hope and Change
2. Yes We Can
3. Maverick

I am certain that we each have our personal favorites to add to this list of irritating words and phrases.