Countdown's Susie Dent polled her Twitter followers on what expressions they'd like to banish.
'Going forward' has been named as the most annoying phrase in the English language.
Countdown's Susie Dent polled her 1.1 million Twitter followers on what sayings and expressions they'd like to banish.
'No disrespect, but...' overusing the word 'like' and the phrase 'I wanted to reach out' also made it into the top 5.
An unscientific analysis of the (excellent) responses to the words and phrases you’d like to ban:— Susie Dent (@susie_dent) May 16, 2023
10. My bad
9. The ‘optics’ of something.
8. ‘So’ at the start of a sentence.
7. Let’s go offline.
5. I’m not gonna lie…
4. I wanted to reach out
3. ‘like’ as a filler…