Words/phrases/cliches that annoy me

I’m sure there’s more, but these will do for now. Anyone want to add anything?

1. Sleeps (i.e. ‘3 sleeps until Christmas’)

2. Interwebs

3. Internets

4. I ‘heart’ …

5. Go figure

6. A ‘cheeky’ …

7. The thumbs up sign

8. Air quotes

9. Other half (especially written as OH)

10. Nom

11. Fankoo

12. Crowdsourcing

13. That’s how I roll

14. Chillax

15. Boom!

16. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again

17. Reach out (i.e. We reached out to O2)

18. One and all (i.e. Merry Christmas one and all)

19. t’internet (or anything with t’ in front of it, i.e. I was in town t’other day [it’s ok for northerners to do this though])

20. Basically

21. Literally

22. Can I get (i.e. Can I get a pepperoni pizza please?)

23. Mahoosive

24. Über-(anything)

25. It’s a given

26. It’s a big ask

27. To die for (when talking about food)

28. Smashed it (as in ‘you totally smashed it’)

29. Nailed it (as in ‘you totally nailed it’)

30. At the end of the day

31. Oh my days

32. To be fair

33. I’m not … (e.g. racist, being funny, etc.)

34. No offence but/with respect…

35. In other news …

36. Doable

37. It does what it says on the tin

38. Inbox (as a verb, i.e. ‘inbox me’)

39. My bad

40. Simples

41. Mummy blogger

42. Mumtrepreneur

43. What’s not to like?



  1. I’m not X, but… (statement proving person is X. X usually racist, sexist or bigoted)

  2. Do people really say ‘internets’? Why? You don’t have one of my least favourite phrases: ‘at the end of the day’, god that’s annoying. I also bristle at: ‘Oh my days’, people who say that can just feck off.

  3. ‘With respect…’ followed by scathing wanky diatribe that conveys no respect at all..?

  4. I’m with you on ‘nom’ – can’t stand it.

    Also, in no particular order:

    It was a time where – when you mean ‘when’.

    Over all – unless you’re wearing one, this should be two words.

    Like – when you mean ‘as if’.

    Seemingly – when you mean ‘apparently’.

    I could go on, but there are far too many to mention.

    Somebody I adore also says, ‘And so on and so forth’. I don’t mind when he does it, but can’t stand it to come out of anyone else’s mouth.

    Grumble over,


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