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Lately, these are some of the buzzwords I’m hearing… used and overused with no regard to the actual meaning of the word.  And since I’m not the only one who gets “snarky” because of linguistic mangling, I thought I would share the University of Oxford Researchers list of

10 most annoying phrases.

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

The list appears in a new book, Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare, by Jeremy Butterfield.

Please, feel free to add your own favorite overused/abused words and phrases.