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Top Ten Irritating Phrases

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Thread Starter 
At this moment in time I personally would like to present this fairly unique article. With all due respect to those who shouldn't of thought that it's not rocket science. It's a nighmare 24/7 that absolutely shouldn't be forgotten at the end of the day.

Here's the full article.

Oxford compiles list of top ten irritating phrases

A top 10 of irritating expressions has been compiled by researchers at Oxford University.

By Charlotte Bailey

Heading the list was the expression 'at the end of the day', which was followed in second place by the phrase 'fairly unique'.
The tautological statement "I personally" made third place – an expression that BBC Radio 4 presenter John Humphreys has described as "the linguistic equivalent of having chips with rice."


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
post #2 of 107
"to tell you the truth..."

...so up to this point, you were lying to me?
post #3 of 107
So this is what they do on Oxford huh?
post #4 of 107
...looks good from my house...
post #5 of 107
"It's all good".
post #6 of 107
Originally Posted by 4ster View Post
"It's all good".
"Yeah, whatever ..."
post #7 of 107
"Sorry to bother you, but....."

If you're really sorry, quit it!
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It is what it is
post #10 of 107
And a most annoying one (Spot On)
post #11 of 107
same difference
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No worries.
post #14 of 107

one more

back in the day
post #15 of 107
This won't hurt a bit...
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post #17 of 107
per se

if you will

as it were

what have you

Combined into some cowboy poetry

"Just Doin' My Job"
by Dusty Fillings

I'm a dentist: a practitioner of the dental arts, if you will;
I do root canals, bleachings, caps, what have you;
Though I'm not a cowboy, as it were
And not an indian, per se
I still have a great admiration
for The Hopi Way
post #18 of 107
actually, the worst is people who preface everything they say with "actually". that and people who say "myself" when they mean "me".
post #19 of 107
Whatever !
post #20 of 107
Going forward....
post #21 of 107
I worked with a woman who said 'Basically' at the start of each sentence, as if she were making it simple for me. She was a Grade 9 graduate.

He's Like, this is how it is, man, and I'm like, that's sick, ya know what I'm sayin?
post #22 of 107
Ya know what I mean.
Honesty Folks.
I approve this message.
Let's take it to the next step.
post #23 of 107
Okay, here's the question. What do we replace them with? And replacing them with better English is not enough as they have become code within the language.

Here's a new one: Obama is the new black.
post #24 of 107
"Like that, but different"
post #25 of 107
Here's what I REALLY hate. My wife's friend calls twice a week and leaves some long winded message and every time it ends with, "Hope all is well."

Hey, STFU with that phony phrase, ok? I hate it! Why wouldn't all be well? Did we tell you we both had cancer? No! If we did, YOU"D be the last to know!! What's the matter, nobody told you how important you are since yesterday's call? Go away! Go AWAY!

That's all for now. I'm exhausted.
post #26 of 107
Originally Posted by carvemeister View Post
I'm exhausted.
Sorry to hear that. Hope all is well.
post #27 of 107
"git er done"

I want to bitch slap a hillbilly everytime I hear it!
post #28 of 107
Thread Starter 
"Let me be Devil's advocate here."

That's a sure fire way to cut down on any positive input from people.
post #29 of 107
Oh yeah and one more that really drives me nuts!
post #30 of 107
Originally Posted by Woodstocksez View Post
Sorry to hear that. Hope all is well.
You better go back and put a smiley face on that, mister!
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