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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Oxford Researchers List Top 10 Most Annoying Phrases By Charlotte Bailey FROM The Telegraph

1 - At the end of the day
2 - Fairly unique
3 - I personally
4 - At this moment in time
5 - With all due respect
6 - Absolutely
7 - It's a nightmare
8 - Shouldn't of
9 - 24/7
10 - It's not rocket science
The article mistakenly says that the word synergy began as office lingo. It was actually coined by the American sociologist Lester F. Ward (1841-193), though its meaning has changed. He coined lots of others too, but this is probably his most successful neologism.

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