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Oxford compiles list of top ten irritating phrases

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics...ng-phrases.html

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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I'd incude the use of the word literally, when one doesn't mean literally.

'I did it literally millions of times'

Number 8 is simply bad English.

Edited by Shankly

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Misuse of the word different is a common one.

I speak five different languages or I have been to ten different countries, etc

"different" being redundant in every case!

B)

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The most misused word in the dictionary is "homophobia", used to describe those who have a dislike of gay people. A "phobia" is a FEAR, not a distaste or a dislike.

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The most misused word in the dictionary is "homophobia", used to describe those who have a dislike of gay people. A "phobia" is a FEAR, not a distaste or a dislike.

Obviously, you've never been cornered by a guy who "likes your hair"?

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Obviously, you've never been cornered by a guy who "likes your hair"?

That's a separate issue.

The feeling that would follow that scenario WOULD be "homophobia". :lol:

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What an odd list. I would have thought that there were many expressions that were worse than these... and especially if you include no. 8 at all. "Absolutely" ..... The French say "absolument" all the time. Is that bad French then? Why would it be a bad expression in English?

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What also irritates the shit out of me is when people can't just give a simple answer. Example: "I can not say with an absolute degree of certainty". Why not just a simple "I DON'T KNOW"???? Sheeeeeit.... :rolleyes:

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Their #1 irritating phrase is also my #1. Next time someone says "at the end of the day" I think I will scream.

But my #2 didn't make the list: "It is what it is." God, I hate that phrase.

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Their #1 irritating phrase is also my #1. Next time someone says "at the end of the day" I think I will scream.

But my #2 didn't make the list: "It is what it is." God, I hate that phrase.

Hoo boy...I'd better watch myself around you! :lol:

How about "it ain't what it ain't"?

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Their #1 irritating phrase is also my #1. Next time someone says "at the end of the day" I think I will scream.

But my #2 didn't make the list: "It is what it is." God, I hate that phrase.

Come on! At the end of the day it just is what is.

:running:

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Hoo boy...I'd better watch myself around you! :lol:

How about "it ain't what it ain't"?

Come on! At the end of the day it just is what is.

:running:

:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

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I hate it when someone tell me " we must touch base"

what can't they say "lets get together and discuss it"

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"I could care less". Don't they really mean to say "I couldn't care less"?

Exactly, that's what I always think. It makes so much more sense to say 'I couldn't care less'

I hope 'Exactly' isn't someone's pet peeve phrase.

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Haha, I use "it's not rocket science" all the time. I mean, not to people's faces because it is pretty rude, but when you're standing in line for the ATM and the dude at the machine is standing there staring at it and punching a button maybe every 2 minutes, it's a perfect thing to say in your head as you roll your eyes and sigh. Though I suppose if it really is that annoying, shouting out, "HEY ASSHOLE!" will always suffice.

"Shouldn't of" should be number 1. Nothing says ignorance quite like that does. No wait, I take it back. "Oh my god!" should be #1; "shouldn't of" should be #2. You can tell this was put together in England...no way could that phrase escape notice on an American list.

"the bottom line"

"interfacing with" (what's so FUCKING hard about simply saying "talking to"??)

Who the hell says "interfacing with"? Obviously someone who needs an ass-kicking...

Edited by Footsteps of Dawn

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"Shouldn't of "

This doesn't make any sense, 'of' what? Maybe these people mean "Shouldn't have" ?

That's the point, it's supposed to be 'Shouldn't have'. I'm a Literature student and it drives me up the wall when people say 'Shouldn't of', instead of 'have'.

Edit: Do you mean the people who did the list or the people who actually say it?

Edited by longdistancewinner

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Maybe the worst of all:

These dildos who have to say "know what I'm sayin'?" after every god damned sentence! Shit, that's irritating. Know what I'm sayin'?

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