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Pedants, out yourselves! Emotion: wink

What is the most annoying phrase in the English language?

For some people it's:

"Awesome" - when the thing referred to is not awesome.

For me it's:

at this point in time

How about you? What for you is the most annoying phrase in the English language?
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'Due to the fact that' always gets my goat.
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Mister Micawber'Due to the fact that' always gets my goat.

Oops, "gets my goat" is another one that I cringe at.

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'at the end of the day...'
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Ahh, I almost forgot to post in this thread, I like it! There are a lot of expressions, words... I don't like.

I'll tell you one... ONE!
One should always ask... If one were to choose... <--- Geee! Aaaargh! Ewww!

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What is the most annoying phrase in the English language?
The dichotomy descriptive/prescriptive. Really.

(It's not that I don't think much of your opinion, Kooyeen! To the contrary! Emotion: smile )

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The second one: rocket science, as in "Interviewing politicians may not be rocket science, but it does matter." (Collins Cobuild)

So over-used Emotion: sad
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to not [verb] may be the only one that annoys me to the point of distracting me from hearing the rest of whatever it is the speaker wants to say. It's like finding a cockroach in your soup: you immediately lose interest in the soup. (Not that I have any really strong opinion about it, of course! Emotion: smile )

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KooyeenAhh, I almost forgot to post in this thread, I like it! There are a lot of expressions, words... I don't like.

I'll tell you one... ONE!
One should always ask... If one were to choose... <--- Geee! Aaaargh! Ewww!

Emotion: smile

"Educated" is another that you don't like, right?
The maid gave a little bob and left the room.

He gave me a quick smile and a hug.

"gave" in these sentences.
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