Sunday, 5 February 2012

Listography

Top 5 Phrases That Drive Me Crazy


  1. "With all due respect..." - almost always followed by some derogatory remark that shows little, if any respect.
  2. "To be honest with you..." - Eh? So everything else you just said was a lie? Aarrgh! I'm SO guilty of using this phrase and MUST stop! What I ought to say is "To be frank...", as that's what I usually mean. 
  3. "D'ya know wha' a meean?" - Ugh! No. 
  4. "Up the duff" - How can pregnancy, one of the most wondrous, miraculous, beautiful and amazing states of being EVER be described in such a horrible way?! 
  5. "In my humble opinion.." - I find this so passive-aggressive. If it's your opinion, OWN it!

This post was brought to you in association with Kate Takes 5's Listography linky. Head on over there to read her "Top 5 Phrases That Drive Me Crazy" and find the links to other blogs joining in to share their lists too. 

5 comments:

  1. God they ALL annoy me, and they didn't even spring to mind when I wrote my post.
    Thanks for visiting - it prompted me to hop over back and you have a super blog - will stay and look a while x

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  2. Great list! I always find myself saying "To be honest with you" and I find it really annoying but just can't stop it. "To be frank" is a much better way of putting it.

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  3. "In my humble opinion..." - has to be up there as the most irritating saying going; along with 'whatever.' & 'Don't take this the wrong way but...'

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  4. 'Up the duff' is just horrible isn't it? You can bet it was a bloke that came up with it too!

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  5. Fabulous list. Up the duff just amuses me though. Was told at college that "with all due respect" always means exactly the opposite.

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