I was reading an article today, when I came across something that got me thinking. Sometimes we hear the same phrases over and over again. Just like we continue to use the same Internet lingo day to day. There are only so many "lol's" I can take in one day. Are there any certain sayings that just annoy you?
I'm pretty guilty of using some of these myself, but I always thought of them as "fluff" when you're trying to write something well, and your thesaurus is just not reachable.
Anyways, the list of annoying phrases that some Oxford researchers came up with:
The great hierarchy of verbal fatigue includes:
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
I know if you were to ever ask my mother, she would also want to include, " First off" which was one of my favorite daily uses back in the day. haha.