Sunday, 5 February 2012


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. 


  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

  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.

  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...'

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

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