*The post below enlists some commonly used expressions that I find highly irritating. All opinions expressed in the post are highly personal and not intended to offend.
I presume it takes monumental effort to type that “O” before this. There was a time when people would say “okay”, which moved on to OK and now stands at a mere, meek letter. It makes me cringe each time I see it.
“Believe you me.”
I dislike the sentence construction with a vengeance. Yes, I know the rationale of this probably stemming from Old English constructions but there isn’t really any concrete evidence of the same. (I am willing to take submissions for this one.) Moreover, isn’t “believe me” appeasing enough without adding the “you” sandwiched in between? Why beg people to believe what you say? Duh.
“X raped Y.”
“Raped” here stands for insulting/opposing. I have heard people use this to emphatically express how someone made fun of a fellow mate, cooked a rotten dish, you name it. This, when the newspapers report heinous crimes each morning. I find it plain disgusting.
What does this mean? Much like “whatever”, this has almost become a sentence delimiter. We could just as well say “anyway”.
Can I blame Aishwarya Rai’s Dhoom-2 character for this one? It really isn’t cool to say “like” five times in a sentence with ten words. I like had gone there to like meet him like. Phew. Requires much more energy as well!
“Could you share your coordinates?”
I associate the use of “coordinates” outside Geometry class with jargon. For the lucky ones who haven’t heard of this one, people use coordinates for someone’s address, phone number and e-mail. These things will help you locate that person on the larger mental map, much like an (X, Y) coordinate. Very symbolic, but thank you.