simplelist: top 20 annoying cliches of modern times

Posted on January 24, 2018 By newswala Topic: Poll, Simplelist, Language, Toread, Cliche, Buzzword

Hemingway said that we destroy the meaning of words by their overuse as they become cliches. Looking at list of annoying cliches below, you wonder how many times you have heard your favorite celebrity, especially the language-challenged sportspersons use these words. The guys at Oxford say that many words become cliches through usage in Offices where certain phrases tend to be copied quickly and lazily.

The first list of 10 annoying cliches are from a list put out by Oxford:

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

Inspired by Oxford's list, the Telegraph newspaper polled its readers for their most annoying cliches and here's the list:

1 Literally
2 A safe pair of hands
3 I'm gutted
4 Basically
5 Going forward
6 Upcoming
7 Shouldn't of
8 Up until
9 Neither here not there
10 On a daily basis

So, what's you most irritaing cliche?


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