I hope Ronnie Johnston doesn't mind, but this came in to the show this afternoon. Fantastic!
This is one of my pet hates.
I have already a list of words that are overused in the media and have copied them below.
I am sure there are many more.
Perhaps the worst however is the use of the word “literally” when it is clear that it would be impossible.
“ When my dad found out he literally exploded.”
I am sure you are already aware of the “Bullshit Bingo” game where persons attending a meeting are given a list of buzzwords and have to cross out each as it is used.
The winner should then exclaim “Bullshit” when all have been used.
shock, in shock, shocked
under the microscope
long fight with cancer
don’t get me wrong
to be honest
at the end of the day
it’s a nonsense [it's nonsense]
shell shocked [shocked]
found battered to death in her own home [her home]
anything with the suffix ‘gate’
devout Catholic [not totally lapsed]
residents woke to discover
absolutely essential [essential]
incredulous & credulous [often confused]
credulous [credible], incredulous [incredible]
riddled with cancer
binge drinking culture