Top 10 annoying phrases

Oxford University researchers have compiled a list of what they consider to be the most irritating phrases in the English language. They are:
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
Thanks to Wired for the tip.



Categories: Odds & Ends

1 reply

  1. At the end of the day, I personally, at this moment in time, feel that each phrase can be used in a fairly unique and effective way if we approach language and communication creatively. With all due respect to the researchers at Oxford University, I absolutely believe it’s a nightmare to try to banish any phrase or group of phrases from 24/7 use if someone, somewhere, finds the phrases to be effective. Probably shouldn’t of gone on at this length, but it’s not rocket science; it’s just the way things are. Hope this alternate view isn’t too annoying.

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