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Top 10 irritating expressions - by researchers at Oxford

By maxwell edison ·
Geesh, don't these people have better things to do with their time?

With all due respect to the author, some of these phrases are fairly unique. I, personally, don't have too much of a problem with them, at least not at this moment in time. Do some people over use them? Absolutely. Are they used at times when they shouldn't of been used? Absolutely. Do I think it's a nightmare when some people use them 24/7? Absolutely. But at the end of the day, it's not really that big a deal to just hear or read past them. After all, it's not rocket science.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/debates/3394545/Oxford-compiles-list-of-top-ten-irritating-phrases.html

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Well written, Max

by NickNielsen In reply to Top 10 irritating express ...

Almost irritatingly so...

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Thank you. . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Well written, Max

I guess I had a few minutes to totally waste.

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Not a waste

by Tig2 In reply to Thank you. . . . .

People tend to forget that, especially when using a text
only mode of communication, the words they use become
critically important. The standard "tone" that one has to
convey message- facial expression, loudness of voice,
body language, etc- are all missing in this environment.
Learning and then avoiding the use of the things that set
communication barriers is important stuff. Too bad
that not many people care to educate themselves.

Edit: clarity

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Oxford missed one

by Tig2 In reply to Top 10 irritating express ...

Irregardless. I hate that one. It sets my teeth on edge
anytime someone uses it.

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Good addition, Tigger

by maxwell edison In reply to Oxford missed one

It gets me, too.

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At the end of the day, at the end of the day, and with all due respect,..

by sleepin'dawg In reply to Top 10 irritating express ...

I personally, irregardless of a fairly unique, 24/7, opportunity think of it as a marvelous way to irritate the living schit out of people, who need the occasional tug on their chain. Absolutely, it's a nightmare, but it's not rocket science. I know I shouldn't of, but the devil made me do it. :^0

The aforementioned, was mostly the "work" of cut and paste

Sorry Max and Tig, but I just couldn't resist a little bit of a send-up.


You people are lucky, you live and work stateside. Pity us poor Canadians who have to work and interact with both Americans and Brits, not to mention French-Canadians and our own unique collection of arseholes.

Dawg ]:)

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Excellent post, Dawg!

by Tig2 In reply to At the end of the day, a ...

You can't get me with that- I know you too well.

I live in Minnesota and can drive to Canada in a matter of
hours. And I get to work with all kinds too. It can be
really tough, especially when you factor in that 99% of
what I do is text based.

My mother always spoke and wrote in good english. If
she couldn't spell something, she checked the dictionary.
I do believe that communication is becoming a lost art.

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Arghh

by .Martin. In reply to At the end of the day, a ...

It burns my eyes! (and Brain!!!)

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As it was meant to do!!! <NT> :^0

by sleepin'dawg In reply to Arghh
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Fairly unique

by .Martin. In reply to Top 10 irritating express ...

how can you be Fairly unique? It makes no sense!

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