Absolutely annoying

The Telegraph has an item about the ten most irritating phrases or expressions as determined by some researchers at Oxford University.  Is the list accurate?  Absolutely!  I personally found the list on the mark; nevertheless, what each person finds most irritating is probably fairly unique.  I confess that I am also guilty of sometimes using some of these phrases; I try to be on my guard but it’s a nightmare trying to be so vigilant 24/7.  In fact, at this  moment in time, I’ve already used phrases I shouldn’t of.  With all due respect, the research is not rocket science, and, at the end of the day, does it really matter?  But here is their list anyway:

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


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