February 17, 2012
We can only hope.
(I guess "I" doesn't hold that much weight.)
It's not rocket science.
(Neither is rocket science.)
Oxford researchers have made their list of annoying phrases for 2011 and we're all probably guilty of occasionally uttering one of them.
As the dictionary says: in everyday speech a phrase may refer to any group of words — when they become a verbal tic that's where the annoyingness comes in.
Meanwhile, on this side of the Atlantic, Marist's College Institute for Public Opinion in New York publishes its list every year based on a sample of adults surveyed across the country.
This year, whatever for the third consecutive year, was deemed to be the most annoying word to be dropped into conversation.
Like, you know what I mean and actually were actually up there.
But at the end of the day, Oxford selected at the end of the day as their most annoying.
To be honest, it gets my vote.