Certain words and phrases are overused or just plain irritating, yet make their way into print or broadcast media, grumbles Grumpy Editor who notes a list of the top 12 offenders over the past decade appeared yesterday at ragan.com.
Sharon Greenthal, who posted the list, recalled, “The 1960s had ‘groovy.’ The ‘70s introduced the tired word ‘bummer.’ In the ‘80s, ‘bitchin’ turned everyone into a surfer dude, and after the ‘90s, no one wanted to hear the word ‘bling’ anymore.”
Then she listed the dozen most irritating words and phrases today:
It is what it is
Think outside the box
It’s all good
Just a thought
What words and phrases can you add to the list?