“No doubt about it.” As it is employed by sports talk radio jocks. Yes, I get me a little sports radio talk now and then.
“Sort of” and “kind of”. This is the NPR equivalent of “like” and “y’know”. Seriously. Listen to a day’s worth of interviews on NPR and see how many times you hear this. The thing that really grates my teeth? I catch myself saying “sort of,” “kind of,” and “like” all the time.
The last time I wrote about words and phrases that creep me out, the folks over on Facebook really went to town.
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