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Oxford University has compiled a list of the top ten most irritating phrases, though this particular article doesn’t specify a time period. Most irritating EVER? This year? This millennium? Anyway, I find these amusing, although I am guilty of using some of them myself. I’ve added a few of my own below.

Oxford’s Top 10 Most Irritating Phrases

Irritated1 – 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

My additions:

11 – It’s a mute point

12 – Irregardless…

13 – That being said…

14 – It is what it is

15 – It’s the mother of all [whatever]

16 – That’s what she said!

I would add “Say Hi To Your Mother For Me,” but not yet…

What phrases irritate you the most? Do tell. And should you feel compelled to add “do tell,” to this list, by all means, please do. 😉

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