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Thread #86382   Message #1608641
Posted By: gecko
18-Nov-05 - 10:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
Subject: RE: BS: Irritatin' phrases....
As I see it, the only good thing about 'catchphrases' is that they go out of fashion eventually - though not soon enough for me.

Four that currently drive me to distraction are:

whatever
level playing field
it's all good - Dave's wife beat me to that one, and
not a problem.

Don Watson's recent book 'That Death of the English Language' should be mandatory reading for all politicians and bureaucrats, to mention just two groups who regularly indulge themselves with mis-use of our beautiful language.

YIU
gecko