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Pet hates - things people say

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Pet hates - things people say

We all say daft things from time to time but what really annoys/irritates us?
Some of mine are...
"At the end of the day"
"I turned round and said" or "I turned round and went"
"Enter your PIN number"
"Whatever"
Anyone have others?

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Basically, like, y'know, at this moment in time, like, to be perfectly honest, let's face it, I'm sooo not happy with people, y'know, like saying annoying things like - know what I mean?
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"Space of " meaning "period of" e.g. "in the space of two weeks" rather than "in the period of two weeks" or possibly "in two weeks"
"amount of ..." meaning  "number of ..." e.g. "the amount of people"
"majority of ..." meaning "most of ..."  e.g. "the majority of the bad weather"
"less than ..." meaning "fewer than ... " e.g. "less than 5 items"
etc.
"a bacteria" "a criteria" meaning "a bacterium" / "a criterion"
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I've said this before; everything on TV is "amazing" or is if you believe most of the presenters these day's. I would believe it if told it is the most used word in the media.
Actually "the media" is another annoying phrase as well...
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The air is electric.....
they say this because they can't think of anything original to say......
Incidentally, it is revealing that a number of people who have replied here have the very same dislikes as I.
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Someone I work with puts 'as such' at the end of every sentance and when referring to something says 're'.
and everyones favourite.... unlimited broadband  Wink Roll eyes Grin
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"Pick your brains"
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Take if off-line
Put in the car park
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I hate it when I arrive at the office on a grey Thursday morning, and silly sods say 'Good Morning' to me.
It. Is. Not. A. Good. Morning.
If it were a good morning, I would be doing something far more pleasant than coming to work to earn a crust at the modern mill that is a job in IT.
Heck - at least in the mills of the industrial revolution the workers got to see daylight.
[me=James_G]admits to being grumpy today - just in case the [IMO very subtle] vitriol for Today wasn't apparent.[/me]
That is all.
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I never say good morning when arriving in the office, always a grumpy sounding morning..
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I just say "morning".
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All Insurance ads that say "We will save you up to £xxx pounds"....totally meaningless.
Any one who uses the dreaded Aussie inflection
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People who greet me with "All right?"
And then walk away without waiting for a reply.
People who I have never met me before greet me with  "Hello my friend" ..........distrust mode immediately kicks in
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or someone who immediately calls you 'mate'..
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