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07 November, 2008

Annoying Phrases

Thankfully SOMEONE at Oxford is doing important research and this is what they have come up with. 10 annoying 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

If you have spent at least 5 minutes in any office situation you are bound to hear one of these beauties. I would add to this list "Think outside the box" and "Playing Phone-tag"...

"Oh, looks like we've been playing phone tag!" Yer, that's just not cute or funny mister. The truth is I called you a bunch of times and you didn't answer so I didn't bother answering your call because when I call YOU it's because I'M ready to talk. I'm eating/working/scratching/sleeping now so I can't answer your call so leave me a message and if you say "phone-tag" I'm going to cover you in mouthwash and set you alight. Ass.

And if I COULD think outside the box I wouldn't need someone to tell me that. Especially someone who will just say that phrase but give no directions about how to do so. How inconsiderate. Why don't YOU think "outside the box" and come up with a new phrase. Ass.


RedZeppelin said...

I'm with you on the "Think outside the box" thing. That drives me bonkers.

Another phrase I hate is "Please advise." I get that all the time in emails.

Agree with THIS said...

"We'll have to agree to disagree." Whaa? Is that even possible? I want to smack people who say that to me.

No ... I don't agree to disagree ... I just disagree with your stupidity.

"Thinking outside the box" probably sounded impressive and intelligent the first time it was said. It became sooo overused so quickly, though, it became the slogan for the lame and unimaginative.

Jackie said...

Every time a two-bit-wannabe-intellectual crams "actually" into every sentence that comes out of their stinking mouth makes me want to stab myself in the face.

Yeah, it's not a phrase, but it's still annoying as hell.

All Click said...

RZ: "Please advise" gets me everytime too.

Agree: Who was thinking IN a box to begin with??

Jackie: Yer, "actually" can be used in really wrong ways. Especially blog comment boxes.

RedZeppelin said...

For the record, I just received an email at work that concluded with "Please advice."

I'm going to go jump off the balcony now.