Words or phrases that are like nails down a chalk/blackboard

On from the favourite words thread, the opposite.
Please just post your nominations, no need to disagree or argue.

Starter for 10 in my best Bamber (Gasgoine, not Jeremy) voice…

Touch base
Reach out
Serious Listening
Like
Basically.

3 Likes

With the greatest respect

6 Likes

If I’m being honest.

Sentences beginning with the word So .

7 Likes

“At this point in time” … … … you must mean “now”, you pretentious fool?

6 Likes

Iconic.
N

2 Likes

Stunning.

Precisely instead of yes.

2 Likes

Counter intuitive
Actually
Learnings

2 Likes

Literally.

6 Likes

Going forward

I was like

5 Likes

So … starting a sentence with “So”
I find it irritating, then I get irritated that I’m irritated over trivia

9 Likes

Inevitably, there’s been one mentioned which I’ve been guilty of using… … … oh dear.:roll_eyes:

3 Likes

Referring to things as " Bad Boys"

7 Likes

The optics… when referring to how a situation might look to others.

5 Likes

Touch base
Going forward
No you can’t have a pair of Avantgarde speakers

5 Likes

Describing anything as porn that is not sexual:

Carporn
Houseporn
Foodporn

It just makes the speaker sound like a teenage boy

5 Likes

‘It is what it is.’
‘At the end of the day.’
Being called ‘buddy’.
‘Just saying.’
‘I, personally…’

7 Likes

I’m in listening mode
Have ‘we’ done something
Do you have to have it that loud?
My [electric car][hybrid] is more environmentally friendly
Can you review this over the weekend?
And she’s like (makes gagging noise) and I’m like whatever
Any click bait thumbnail that states ‘the world is astonished/afraid of’

I’d better stop!

1 Like

Swmbo or she who must be obeyed

11 Likes

I dislike all of the above and I have been guilty of some of then too! All the more obvious ones are taken but I also dislike it when people say “let’s connect” also when they say “gambit” when they mean “gamut”.

2 Likes

“Pacific“ rather than “specific”

4 Likes