Friday, November 7, 2008

Oxford's list of the 10 most irritating phrases

Researchers at Oxford University scanned the Corpus, the university's database of phrases used in print, broadcast and internet media. and have now released a list of 10 communications faux pas. They were published in a book, Damp Squid. The phrases 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
With all due respect, I think a few, fairly unique phrases should be added at this moment in time such as: "awesome", "retard", "gun violence", "very" preceding any modifier, "building a bridge to" anything, "common sense gun safety legislation", "cutting the pie", "The War Against" anything, "assault weapons", "large-capacity ammunition feeding devices" or "clips", extremists, liberals, conversatives, "bitch slap", "ho", "I feel your pain", and "breaking news".

It's a 24/7 nightmare of mass proportion. Absolutely.

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