Top 10 Irritating Phrases
Researchers at Oxford University recently came out with a list of the Top 10 Irritating Words & Phrases.
“The researchers who compiled the list monitor the use of phrases in a database called the Oxford University Corpus, which comprises books, papers, magazines, broadcast, the internet and other sources. The database alerts them to new words and phrases and can tell them which expressions are disappearing. It also shows how words are being misused.”
Here they are:
10. It’s not rocket science
8. Shouldn’t of
7. It’s a nightmare
5. With all due respect
4. At this moment in time
3. I personally
2. Fairly unique
And the #1 most irritating phrase is . . .
1. At the end of the day
Okay, I can see why “I personally” would make the list since it seems a little redundant. And of course, “Shouldn’t of” should be “Shouldn’t have”. However, I don’t see anything wrong with the rest of them. Are they really that bad to have made this list?
Do you agree with this list? What word or phrase would you add?
Spotlight comment by Melissa @ Mejojac’s Memos:
Really? That’s the list?? Wow… Well, let’s see…
At this moment in time it’s a nightmare. With all due respect, I personally believe it’s not rocket science. Then again, at the end of the day, 24/7 that is, I absolutely shouldn’t of said that.
Was that fairly unique enough for you or just irritating?
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