Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Fun

Competition time. Based on the Oxford list of top ten most irritating phrases, you are charged with coming up with the most irritating combination of them, when combined with my own personal list. Also, add your own.

Oxford's 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

Marcel's most irritating phrases (not exhaustive):
1 - Like
2 - You know what I am saying? OR You know?
3 - LOL / ROFL
4 - Don't judge me / You are being judgmental / Judge not (when misunderstood)
5 - Dubya
6 - Legit
7 - That's hot
8 - OMG
9 - True story
10 - Any word that ends in "z" when it should be an "s" (e.g, boyz, songz, kidz, etc)

Ready. Set. Go.
Tip O' the Hat to Keith.

13 comments:

Joe said...

excessive use of periods:
"Ready. Set. Go." might be permissible, but "Oh. My. God." and especially "Best. Movie. Ever." are pathetic.

Erin said...

1. I'm just saying
2. No regrets
3. all things ___ (pretty, pink, preppy, sparkly)
4. happy median (or happy medium)
5. it is what it is
6. really?/seriously?
7. 7 a.m. in the morning
8. irregardless
9. quote unquote (or quote on quote)
10. it's all good

Milehimama said...

My #1 pet peeve - when someone says "a whole nother" - "That's a whole nother ball game." Um, what's a "nother"?

#2 - Almost exactly. Which is it, "almost", or "exactly"? It can't be both!

#3 - Try AND (you can try to do something, or you can do it, but you can't try AND do something.

Daughter of Mary said...

Fr. Michael Therese was just talking about this topic the other day in regards to the quote...

Have a good one!

Jeff said...

1. Irregardless

2. I could care less

3. Verse - as in Yankees verse Dodgers (I have heard so called professional broadcasters say this)

4. 12 noon (as opposed to 2 noon?)

5. Yes we can

6. Change you can believe in (If Obama is such a smart guy, why does his slogan end in a preposition?)

7. Change we need

8. _________ is Hitler.

9. Any adverb along with "unique" - it is either unique or it is not.

10. Anything Rosie O'Donnell, Michael Moore, Barbara Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, or Leonardo DiCaprio says.

Kimberly said...

1. SERIOUSLY???
2. Jesus, help me!
3. Oh well...
4. NOOOOOOO!
5. That's NOT what I said!
6. ...and that's FINAL!
7. Did you offer it up?
8. It's not 7AM yet...
9. I don't care who started it!
10. I really love you!

Keep in mind I have 4 kiddos....:-)

Christine said...

1. Dude! (or any variation)
2. hey folks
3. UH-mazing
4. sweet action
5. it's a small little ____ (same word, only need use one)
6. we should hang out more (never happens)
7. matt damon!
8. goin'/hangin'/doin' (and anything where g is replaced by ')
9. what up
10. In conclusion,....

Joe said...

"Long story short"

Keith said...

I'd like to add some additional annoying phrases especially popularized and drained of all potential meaning during our latest political season:

1. Change (in the context of being the ubiquitous good)
2. Maverick (now a mish-mash of images of rebellious fighter pilots and elderly statesmen)
3. Above my pay grade (don't get me started on this one)
4. Hyah?! (See here)
5. Phased redeployment (this seems like something you do with Vaseline when you have a rash)
6. Hockey mom...pit bull
7. Corruption and greed on Wall Street (contrasted with the wholesomeness and generosity on Main Street)
8. My friends (better than "you schmucks" but vacuous nonetheless)
9. Joe the plumber (whatever happened to John Q. Sixpack?)
10. Common ground (as opposed to extraordinary ground)

Joe said...

"don't get me started on this one"

Marcel said...

Joe - so, should we not get you started on this contest or is that your submission? :-)

David said...

1. can i ask you a question?
2. listen up. (can you listen down)
3. well excuuuuuse me
4. controlled chaos
5. that's retarded
6. my way or the highway
7. yada yada yada
8. go to the goal
9. what goes up must come down
10. stupidest

Joe Karasek said...

Here are a couple:
1. Relating controversial events to Watergate - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scandals_with_%22-gate%22_suffix
2. Combining names of celebrity couples - Brangalina, Bennifer.