if you ever catch me using these words/phrases:
“maneurisms“…that is, a mispronunciation of “mannerisms” confused with “aneurism.” I’ve only heard this used once, and it was shocking and appalling. Painful, actually. How would you even define such a word?
“I don’t care to…” Do you not mind, or do you not want to? I’m confused. (this is a southern thing, I think)
“irregardless.” Sigh. I hope I don’t need to explain this one.
“I could go on and on…” Well, why don’t you? In specifics. No? You can’t remember details? I thought so.
“I said all that just to say…” hmm..why didn’t you just say the short version an hour ago?
“To make a long story short…” see above.
“Needless to say…” again, see above.
“Tremendous!” This is only acceptable when combined with a Plankton voice (from Spongebob).
“But anyway…” this is only irritating when used more than three times in one sentence.
“Like I said…” If what you’re about to say is just like you said a minute ago, I probably don’t need/want to hear it again.
There are lots more, I’m sure…these are just some that come to mind at the moment. Stay tuned for updates. 😉