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PostPosted: Fri Nov 7, '08, 4:43 pm 
Oxford University has come up with their list of the Top Ten Most Irritating Phrases:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... rases.html

So, what do you think of their list - agree or disagree?

And, what phrases would you add, or take away, from the list?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 7, '08, 4:46 pm 
that list was kind of stupid actually. I thought it was gonna be something like irritating to hear like "Hey baby, you want some fries with that shake." Now thats kinda irritating cuz its stupid, but those on that page are just stupid cuz their not irritating, just annoying when used out of context.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 7, '08, 5:10 pm 
Quote: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 really don't hear most of those phrases all that often, although "shouldn't of" can be irritating because it's wrong grammatically.

You know which phrase I hate? "No offense, but [insert really offensive comment here.]" Seriously, if you've got nothing nice to say, don't say it.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 7, '08, 5:47 pm 
They think those phrases are irritating? They need to grow a thicker skin. That list seems more like a joke than a legitimate list of irritating phrases.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 8, '08, 12:23 am 
Where's "not so much"? I am so sick of that phrase to the point where it actually angers me now.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 8, '08, 7:01 am 
We need a few REAL irritating phrases like:

Your mom

and

Thats what she said

and stuff like that


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 8, '08, 3:46 pm 
[face=Times New Roman]As already mentioned, “shouldn't of” is grammatically incorrect. But the other phrases in this list… I can’t understand why anyone would be irked by them. Surely there are worse things in life than hearing someone say “At the end of the day…”? Hey, I use at least half the phrases on the Oxford list every once in a while.

Lemina wrote: You know which phrase I hate? "No offence, but [insert really offensive comment here.]" Seriously, if you've got nothing nice to say, don't say it.


Nice one, Lemina, I’ll second that! My votes for the most irritating phrases go to:

1. “No offence, but –” [Lemina’s choice]
2. “I don’t mean to be rude, but –” [which is a variation on “No offence”]

And last but not least:

3. “So?”
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 9, '08, 1:58 pm 
Lemina wrote:You know which phrase I hate? "No offense, but [insert really offensive comment here.]" Seriously, if you've got nothing nice to say, don't say it.

It reminds me of a scene from Futurama where a new pizza place opens and they go to give it a try:

Quote:LEELA: I don't mean to offend but this tastes like vomit.

PIZZA SHOP OWNER: Thank you.

LEELA: No, actually I did mean to offend a little. This is awful.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 9, '08, 3:29 pm 
hugues wrote:
Lemina wrote:You know which phrase I hate? "No offense, but [insert really offensive comment here.]" Seriously, if you've got nothing nice to say, don't say it.

It reminds me of a scene from Futurama where a new pizza place opens and they go to give it a try:

Quote:LEELA: I don't mean to offend but this tastes like vomit.

PIZZA SHOP OWNER: Thank you.

LEELA: No, actually I did mean to offend a little. This is awful.

XD Ain't that the truth? :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, '08, 6:09 am 
Srijita wrote:[face=Times New Roman]As already mentioned, “shouldn't of” is grammatically incorrect. But the other phrases in this list… I can’t understand why anyone would be irked by them. Surely there are worse things in life than hearing someone say “At the end of the day…”? Hey, I use at least half the phrases on the Oxford list every once in a while.

Lemina wrote: You know which phrase I hate? "No offence, but [insert really offensive comment here.]" Seriously, if you've got nothing nice to say, don't say it.


Nice one, Lemina, I’ll second that! My votes for the most irritating phrases go to:

1. “No offence, but –” [Lemina’s choice]
2. “I don’t mean to be rude, but –” [which is a variation on “No offence”]

And last but not least:

3. “So?”
[/face]


Point being?

I'm sorry... I had to, in spirit of the topic. "Point being" is the one I choose for an irritating phrase

In other note, Sparky, I'm guilty of using Your mom, and That's what she said. And I choose the lazy way of "and stuff like that" by merely saying... "and stuff..." >.> *flees*


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