This is a short list of phrases or words that when I am king of the world, if used, will result in a public flogging. They will call it "Flogging Friday". Now, I know some of these may be petty, but when I hear them it completely distracts me. I start to repeat the word or phrase in my head and try to make sense of it instead of listening to my conversing partner, very counter productive.
Here they are:
Also known as the Automated Teller Machine, machine.
"I could care less"
This wouldn't be bad if it was used in proper context, but it's not. This phrase is used most often to imply that one could not give a shit, when in fact, they are saying that they very much do give a shit.
This is a real word, but it confuses me. "Ir" makes the word a negative too regard, but "ir" also implies the same as "less", so are we not regarding what we wouldn't regard?
"Ya know what I mean"
Often used as a statement and not as a question, ya know what I mean? Besides being an over used phrase it also demands as much respect as "Git'r done!".
"Hot water heater"
I'm a plumber, I hear this a lot, please stop it. Let me explain the insanity of this phrase with a simple question; why do we need a device to heat hot water?
"Don't look at me in that tone of voice"
Fortunately I don't have the pleasure of hearing this one that often, but when I do, I have flash backs to Office Space. Myredstaplar.
That's all for now, but there will probably be more to come.