For example, the 1960s had “groovy.” The ’70s introduced the tired word “bummer.” In the ’80s, “bitchin'” turned everyone into a surfer dude, and after the ’90s, no one wanted to hear the word “bling” anymore.
As for this millennium, I nominate “metrosexual” as the most irritating word thus far.
(Note: I won’t mention “like” and “you know” and “all” as replacements for the word “said.” They are too far-gone to be listed here.)
Here are 12 of the most irritating words and phrases today:
1. It is what it is
But it shouldn’t be anymore.
2. Man cave
Let’s let this one stay in its hole and not come out for a while.
Um, not so much.
4. Baby bump
Enough already. Pregnant is pregnant.
It is used so often it means nothing. This one gets the award for most overused.