Researchers at Oxford University list the ten most irritating phrases:

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’m not guilty of any of these crimes against the English language. Though I may have uttered 10 in jest a few times because the last place I worked in the UK before emigrating to New Zealand was the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. At the time it was a rocket science establishment.

My personal hate is going forward sometimes used as moving forward. Do you have a phrase you hate?

Originally via Oxford compiles list of top ten irritating phrases – Telegraph but I saw it at The Enquiring Mind.

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