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November 12, 2008

Overnight Thread

Been kinda quiet 'round here today.

Here's a topic: Oxford's New List of Top Ten 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

I would add the words "basically" and "essentially" used at the beginning of an explanation. Either use is superfluous. They're placeholders, a more erudite "um" that many people somehow learned to tack on to the front of their statements.


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