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Researchers at Oxford University have compiled a list of the top 10 most irritating phrases or expressions that people use in everyday language.

‘With all due respect’ to Oxford, ‘it is not rocket science’ to say that these phrases are the most irritating. While I ‘absolutely’ agree with them that some of the phrases are indeed irritating, ‘I personally’ do use a few of these phrases. This is not a ‘fairly unique’ finding although I agree that ’24/7′, ‘at this moment in time’, somewhere in the world someone is using one of these phrases. While ‘it’s a nightmare’ for linguists, ‘at the end of the day’, I am sure you’ll agree that there are phrases that ‘shouldn’t of’ been included in the list.

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