At the end of the day it’s not rocket science
At the end of the day I personally think it’s not rocket science, and at this moment in time and with all due respect, it absolutely shouldn’t of been a 24/7 nightmare that’s fairly unique.
What on earth am I on about? Well the above sentence contains the top ten most overused phrases in English, according to this blog post. The phrases are listed below in descending order of usage.
- At the end of the day
- Fairly unique
- I personally
- At this moment in time
- With all due respect
- It’s a nightmare
- Shouldn’t of (for shouldn’t have)
- It’s not rocket science
These phrases all come from the Oxford English Corpus and the list was compiled by scholars at Oxford University.
Do you use/avoid these phrases? Are there other phrases that you think are overused?