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?

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  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

  4. I don’t like “plumb” anything plumb tuckered out, etc. using “son” as emphasis, ” son, I tell you what…” “I’m plumb tuckered out, son, I’ll tell you…”

    Tims last blog post..the real video