Researchers at Oxford University have compiled a list of the
top 10 most irritating phrases.
These are,apparently,as follows:
The top 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
(this list as published in the Daily Telegraph ).
Personally, the one that irritates me the most is that one
which implies that one person or another (usually clerics
of whatever faith,but occasionally politicians) has some
'special relationship', elitist position, unique insight, into
God's will for humanity.I find it irritating because,more often
than not, their claim is refuted by their actions!
If it isn't loving,forgiving,compassionate,enduring,......it almost
certainly derives it's origin from a human source that is somewhat
disconnected from it's divine linkage.