10 of the Most Irritating Phrases in the English Language

10 of the Most Irritating Phrases in English Sometimes, just a few words can give you a headache.

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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

Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare by Jeremy Butterfield (Oxford University Press, $19.95)

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