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OED to the rescue

Oxford University researchers using the database Oxford University Corpus have identified a top 10 of irritating phrases.

They have clearly hit a nerve. There were 774 comments to the Telegraph article when I last looked, many of them offering their favorite irritants.

Those irritated by those who were irritated solicitously asked, "How uptight are you people?"

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