Top 10 Most Irritating Phrases

Absolutely a nightmare, 24/7
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2008 10:12 AM CST
Researchers have compiled a list of the ten most irritating phrases...pass it on!   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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(Newser) – At the end of the day, it's not rocket science, but the Guardian reports that researchers at Oxford University have been working absolutely 24/7 to compile a fairly unique list of phrases which, with all due respect, are some of the most irritating in popular use. You’ve just read #1, #10, #6, #9, #2, and #5.

The top ten 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