/\ My boss says "ultimately" all the time. So he'll be talk about some stuff and then he'll say "but ultimately it's about x" - and then go on to talk about some more things! It's OK to use sometimes (i.e., at the end of a discussion or when you want to highlight something) but peppering your conversations with it makes it lose its' impact somewhat.
I must admit to using moving forwards though. When I use it I don't mean quite the same thing as "from now on" and "in future" though - that means something specific and it's going to be different from now on; a clean break. However "moving" forwards" I would use in that we want to try and change something or work towards a different outcome or something, so "moving forwards we're going to work on improving the way we do X".
I think anything's annoying if overused, so perhaps it's the way people say it all the time.
Not so much a problem at work, but any sentence starting with "So, ..." or "Yeah, definitely." Also any conversation peppered with "...and I was like..." For some reason I find them incredibly irritating.
We have a rich language with so many ways to express things, and I hate hearing people lazily using a 25 word vocabulary and habitual verbal fillers.
Then again, I am an old curmudgeon. An incorrectly used apostrophe causes me to wince.
I find myself using 'ultimately' quite often but 'basically' is the one I catch myself saying far too often. I know I do it but only notice as it's coming out of my mouth. It probably irritates me more than anyone as I doubt the person I'm talking to is paying attention anyway.
I'm sure you are all over it" meaning you have that piece work done by now because I really dont want to ask twice implication with threat.
I have just walked out after 4 days with the most horrendous gov agency. Better that than actually twatting someone.
Before I did went on their Sharepoint and looked at the last internal staff poll.. how the fck can an organisation have just 50% satisfaction rate of actually working for them????? Bullying and intimidation was at 10% in the location where I was.
Investors in People. I did think of typing it in full but thought it was something virtually all companies endure these days. It's supposed to be a system to get happy, well trained staff but in my experience just creates pointless paperwork and a staff survey that the management spin to show how great they are.
. . . another one: "Custodian" used when you're sorting out a problem or making a change as in "Laurentian, can you be the custodian of that . . .?"
I'm looking after a small part of a project not the artefacts of the British Musuem.