Saturday, November 08, 2008

At the end of the day, I personally think these are absolutely a nightmare.

My mother found this list of the top ten most irritating phrases yesterday. We got quite a kick out of it.

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

My favorite thing about this list is that one of our local radio personalities--who, by the way, drives me crazy-- uses all of these. Not only does he use them, but he uses them in grammatically and idiomatically incorrect ways. In his honor, I'd like to nominate a few additional annoying phrases:

11. The point being (is)...
12. What that amounts to (is)...
13. I don't know about you, but...
14. I'm just sayin'
15. literally (when something is most emphatically not literal)

Any more nominations for most irritating phrases?


Anonymous said...

I think you mean..."What that basically amounts to is...".

organistsandra said...

1. Starting with the words, "I mean..."
How can you tell me what you really meant, when you haven't said anything to correct yet???

2. I'll start first.

3. "Word and Sacrament ministry".
I know that one sounds awful. But it irritates me when people use them like code words, and assume we won't notice the garbage as long as they say they're all about "Word and Sacrament ministry".

GreenJello said...


I hate it when people answer with 'Whatever'. And I hate it even more when I catch myself saying it. LOL