This post is irritating

Pax Arcana

I personally believe — at this moment in time — that you shouldn’t of come to Pax Arcana to read this post. It’s fairly unique, but it’s not rocket science. At the end of the day, we strive for 24/7 hilarity and curiosity-piquing content. But sometimes it’s a nightmare. With all due respect, this post will only annoy you. Am I broken up about that? Absolutely.

According to researchers at Oxford University, the above paragraph should be just about the most annoying thing ever committed to cyber-paper. That’s because I used every one of the “Top Ten Most Irritating Expressions in the English Language.”

Here it is with the irritations bolded and marked by their rank on the list:

I personally (3) believe — at this moment in time (4) — that you shouldn’t of (8) come to Pax Arcana to read this post. It’s fairly unique (2), but it’s not rocket science (10). At the end of the day (1), we strive for 24/7 (9) hilarity and curiosity-piquing content. But sometimes it’s a nightmare (7). With all due respect (5), this post will only annoy you. Am I broken up about that? Absolutely (6).

dilbert_moralify1

Of course the Oxford list is more British than American, and British people are irritated by funny things. Like Americans. And orthodonture. And when you slap them and say “USA! USA!” Such sensitive bastards.

Anyway, I would add the following terms to the list were it up to me:

Thrown under the bus
Utilize
Individuals
I could care less
Going forward

And for the love of all that is good and righteous in this world, please stop saying:

Fierce

I’m sure my massive readership will have some thoughts on the matter…

Oxford Researchers List Top 10 Most Annoying Phrases [Wired]

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11 responses to “This post is irritating

  1. Perry Ellis

    Thank you for reaching out with your impactful comments speaking to this important issue. I feel like we need to repurpose our efforts towards a dialog that is more inclusionary.

  2. I found your post to be not annoying at all. In fact, it was rather amusing. Thanks for the read!

  3. • Irregardless
    • In a Perfect World
    • In My Opinion (guilty)

  4. The Good Doctor

    I find myself using “robustify” quite a bit, actually…

  5. Economists are allowed to play under different rules, good doctor…

  6. drfrenchfry

    I’ve started saying, “renally.” As in, this drug is excreted “renally.” Fierce.

  7. Mrs. Pax Arcana

    implement

  8. Fallen Angel

    “I could care less” doesn’t even make sense.

  9. Lest we not forget…

    It’s cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.

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