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Annoying phrases/words - part 2

On 7 Jun 2009 at 7:18pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
"Save The Planet"

It is possible, due to climate change/adverse weather conditions etc, that various lifeforms may be endangered but I have no doubt that Planet Earth will look after herself and will be fine.
On 7 Jun 2009 at 7:28pm Mystic Mog wrote:
'Heads up'
'Touch base'
'Rain check'
'On board with the concept'
'Right now'
'Some of my best friends are.......'
'I'm not (enter any minority negative term) but....'
'I am will have to escalate this'
On 7 Jun 2009 at 8:05pm Pearlie wrote:
'I take that on board......' (and I throw it out of the window - B*ll*cks)
On 8 Jun 2009 at 9:46am sashimi wrote:
'At this time' for 'now' on US airlines
'Alight' from public transport. Goodness knows what foreigners make of it.
'I'm not prejudiced but... (in fact I am)'.
On 8 Jun 2009 at 10:54am expat wrote:
Possibly a NZ saying. "Sweet as". It makes me cringe as much as 'absolutely'. Absolutely what? Yes, or no? What's wrong with the simple "yes" word?
On 8 Jun 2009 at 11:54am Rozzer wrote:
'End of' - usually said by the kind of morons who also say 'Wake up and smell the coffee.' And a terrible one I've only noticed in the last few weeks ' 'Kind of' said as 'kinda' in the most absurd places, such as 'I'm kinda thinking of having a drink.' Finally, 'I'm liking it'.
On 8 Jun 2009 at 4:03pm Say say sayings.... wrote:
ASAP - saying it as a word errrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Whats your ETA - errrrrrrrrrr
Anyone other than Italians saying ciao ciao
Its all gravy - As in eveything is good. Errrrrrrrr
On 8 Jun 2009 at 5:30pm Hedwig wrote:
"At the end of the day.." SO ANNOYING!!
On 8 Jun 2009 at 9:35pm 40 something wrote:
"Mum, can I like, have like, a tenner?
On 8 Jun 2009 at 10:10pm Closer To Fifty wrote:
On 9 Jun 2009 at 7:47am Over 50 wrote:
Yo! Why you Bogans all dissin the lingo? Laters.
On 9 Jun 2009 at 6:33pm R D Arhargh wrote:
'Nucular' rather than 'Nuclear'. It's an easy word to get right!
On 9 Jun 2009 at 9:07pm expat wrote:
Pacifically instead of specifically.
On 9 Jun 2009 at 9:20pm Hippo wrote:
What about 'cool'? I thought that had been laughed out of existence sometime in the 1960s. But here it is again.
On 9 Jun 2009 at 10:40pm Mystic Mog wrote:
Politician's favourites:
'Let me say this to you'
'I want to make this absolutely clear'
On 10 Jun 2009 at 5:38pm THEINTREPIDFOX wrote:
'WIDGET' or 'WIDGETS', I hate this word.
On 10 Jun 2009 at 9:39pm expat wrote:
The technical widget word or the widget that makes the beer better? I don't mind the word used in the second context!
On 10 Jun 2009 at 10:04pm fruitfly wrote:
One of my most annoying phrases is "I think you will find...." when correcting someone. I use this one all the time!
On 11 Jun 2009 at 11:58am THEINTREPIDFOX wrote:
The technical widget!
On 11 Jun 2009 at 5:06pm Pearlie wrote:
People who use the words 'excuse me' as a weapon.
.....EXCUSE ME!!!!!! They clearly don't want to be excused and it's ruder than if they didn't use it, so why bother?

Can I get....? Instead of could I please have or may I please have etc I agree with whoever said this before because it is an Americanism which DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!!
On 11 Jun 2009 at 5:12pm Hay Nonnie Mouse wrote:

'PMSL' It's crude, it's irritating and it's a lie.
On 11 Jun 2009 at 10:04pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
"in store" as in "available in store". Where would you expect stuff to be available ffs, washed up on the bloody beach?
It was bad enough on adverts, now people are using it in every day speech and writing. It's even worse when it's contracted to one word, for some reason.
On 12 Jun 2009 at 2:56pm Chardonnay-Mysheele wrote:
'Dear Customer'.. on da letas fom da jobcenta.
On 12 Jun 2009 at 3:38pm Cliffe Hanger wrote:
"Can I get ...?", usually directed at a waiter / waitress / coffee machine operative. Drives me mad too Pearlie. The correct response is, of course, "No Sir / Madam. I'll get it for you".
On 12 Jun 2009 at 11:26pm Pedant wrote:
'Makes for' drives me nuts - how hard is it to master basic English?? OK if somebody 'makes for the pub' for example, but totally stupid in something like 'White walls make for brighter rooms' It's total nonsense - wtf is the point of putting the word 'for' there?!! Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
And 'High School', and 'goosebumps' - are we still Brits? I haven't received my American passport in the post yet, so I'm assuming we still are.
On 13 Jun 2009 at 1:54pm Pearlie wrote:
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh idiots who call people 'clients' or 'customers'. I'm not a client - I'm a person, I have a name. In the hairdressers, at the doctors, at a job centre, the government you name it, they're all at it.

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