Top 10 Most Irritating Phrases

The top ten most irritating phrases according to Oxford:

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

This appears to be from the UK, but what phrases irritate you, where you live?

I have a few that I can think of:

“the fact of the matter is…”
“think outside the box”
“the disconnect is..”
“(whatever)-gate”
“going green”
“From the get-go”
“Touch base”

And I keep getting spam emails wanting to know about my Las Vegas resumes. What’s up with that?

11 thoughts on “Top 10 Most Irritating Phrases”

  1. Made up words and improperly worded phrases bother me. For example:

    In WV:

    1) “I wudn’t know.” The word is wouldn’t, and even in this form the word is suspect, as would not is geneally considered the proper version.
    2) “I should’ve went yesterday.” First, should’ve is a spoken, not written contraction. Secondly, the phrase should read, ” I should have GONE yesteday.”

    In PA;

    1) “Yu’inz ready to order?” I guess this is similar to the you all phrase in the south, but it nonetheless jars my brain everytime I hear it.

  2. OK, I LOVE “it’s not rocket science.” However, I only use that one on my husband because he IS a rocket scientist. I get a lot of mileage out of that one, and I refuse to quit. It’s part of the marriage agreement. 😉

    But how about “it’s not you…”

    Kyras last blog post..Are We In The Village?

  3. Gotta admit…I’ve used that phrase ‘its not rocket science’…..actually when I was interviewing a potential salesman one day, I used it to describe the job opening…he then said to me ‘You know, rocket science really isn’t all that difficult” HUH????? I didn’t hire him.

    Efens last blog post..I’M NOT INEPT….I’m just stoopid

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