Monday, January 7, 2013
Top 5 Stupid Phrases That Make Me Angry
5: "To be honest with you..." - Because usually, you're lying?
4: "For lack of a better term..." - One thing I've learned after a decade in the corporate world--there's always a better term. This one is usually used by people who are, for lack of a better term, full of shit and making it up as they go along.
3: "I'm speechless..." - If you say anything after this, you're wrong.
2: "The following guest." - I get this one all the time from the pharmacy on the corner. There's a line of people waiting, and when a cashier finishes and calls up the next person in line to check out, the cashier says this. It makes no sense. They mean, "May I help the next guest." If they want to keep saying what they're saying, they need to get more polite and learn our names: "Will the following guest please come up: Kooz."
1: "It goes without saying..." - Nothing should ever follow this. If it goes without saying, don't say it. Same applies when confirming something someone says ("And you, of course, like the crusts cut of your PB&J." "Well, yeah, it goes without saying..."). You're just too late.
So to be honest with you, dear readers, it goes without saying that I'm speechless by the--for lack of a better term--stupiditude of phrases like, "the following guest." Hopefully, you aren't one of the violators! What phrases do you find most annoying in your little world? Tell us in the comments. And if you like what you read, why not share us with a friend and like us on Facebook?