Most over used words/phrases today...

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  1. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Hero
    Thanks you for you service
     
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  3. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    incredibly
     
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  5. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Get with the program(me).
     
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  7. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Massive.

    Absolutely.
     
  8. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    This abuse of English is unprecedented! I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard that word in the past year - I could buy Manhattan.
     
  9. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Used too often:

    transition
    robust

    Used incorrectly:

    freedom
    Christian
    literally
    hypothetically

    I confess part of me still argues back and forth about whether certain problematic words are the result of ignorance or neurotic complex; that is, does the meaning bend because we do not know how to use a word, or because our usage requires the reshaping potentially to utter transformation?
     
  10. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    Just a little supporting evidence:

    Hatch said during the brief hearing. “Yesterday, my colleagues took the unprecedented step of boycotting a finance committee vote on nominations. Long story short, we took some unprecedented actions today due to the unprecedented obstruction on the part of our colleagues.”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mnuchin-price_us_5891f428e4b0c90eff01300a?
    Really people?
     
  11. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I'm going to invent a drinking game where you must drink every time some sports star says "basically".

    I'm going to invent a Russian Roulette game where you pull the trigger anytime anyone, anywhere says "we're going to take it to the next level".
     
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  12. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    I pity the poor lift operator

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  13. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Obviously you are not aware of the British Well Basically Club: -
     
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  14. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    "They wanted it more."

    "He has a good work ethic."
     
  15. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    It is what it is.

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  16. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    What goes up must come down.

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  17. birch Valued Senior Member

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    for some reason i cringe when i hear the phrase 'for the better' even if it makes sense. it sounds dumb to me.
     
  18. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Do you mean "It's all for the better"?

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  19. Torry Cox Registered Member

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    I'm not annoyed by anything. Because I myself do not know English well and admit grammatical mistakes.
     
  20. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    the conversation
    exponentially
    impact (when they mean affect)
     
  21. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    When I was younger I used the word 'like' in every sentence.
     
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  22. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Like wow dude.

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    decimated
    unbelievable
    incredible
     
  23. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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