What's the most obnoxious word or phrase you hear these days?
I'll tell you one that's over-used in my profession: "I'll be honest with you." It makes you sound like you're lying through your teeth. Like, "You're special, I'll be honest with you." I'm a sales manager, so I scream at people on the floor when I hear them say that.
People who ask, "How are you?" and they don't want an answer. If you asked me how I am, I might take up 10 minutes of your time. That's how I am these days.
"That sucks." That is a very annoying phrase. It's sexual but it's part of our general vernacular, mostly by younger kids and teenagers.
real estate agent
"Have a nice day," spoken by a police officer as he hands you a ticket. This is not based on a real life experience.
B. Lynn Goodwin
freelance writer and retired teacher
Something I catch myself saying too much is, "cool." I should come up with something that's less over-used. Anything's better, even "wonderful" or "great."
real estate investor