I’m definitely becoming a pedant in my old age. Although my husband is still worse than me, often picking me up on things I say. The BBC have come up with a list of the 20 most overused words from 2013 as follows:
Twerk – must admit I looked this one up – was fairly sure I knew what it meant but didn’t want to show my ignorance by asking anyone!
Selfie – not in the habit of taking photos of myself so this one won’t be creeping in to my vocabulary
so (must admit I’m guilty of using this one, even at the start of sentences!)
quoting someone else
doing – hmm this one does creep in
absolutely – and this one
responsible (not a trait to put on your CV according to the article)
anyway – guilty of this one too
yeah-no – my husband will say I definitely do this!
hashtag – I do have a twitter account but it lies very dormant so I don’t have much use for hashtags
amazeballs – if this one every passes my lips hopefully it will only be because I’m quoting someone else, probably not in a good way!
Full details can be found here:
They’ve also come up with 20 of our most hated clichés:
and 50 office-speak phrases you love to hate: