STUMPED for something worthwhile to say but still want to contribute to a conversation? Here are some totally useless and highly annoying phrases to consider.
‘It is what it is’
Said with a shrug and a wise smile, this phrase makes you come across as the deep, philosophical type. So long as you’ve been sat at a bar for four hours talking nonsense with other pissheads.
‘At the end of the day…’
Originally meant to sum up all previous points and put a conversation to bed, this phrase is now thrown into conversation willy nilly and means f**k all. Use it to sound as if you know what you’re talking about even though you don’t, eg. “At the end of the day, the economy’s all about money.”
‘Don’t take this personally’
Meaningless because it does the opposite and primes the person you’re saying it to to take it incredibly personally. Tactless people also tend to use it with a blatantly personal criticism, for example, “Don’t take this personally, Steve, but you’ve got a really weird face.”
‘For what it’s worth’
It’s worth nothing, because it’s just some ill-thought-out opinion falling out of your mouth like a steaming turd out of a cow’s backside. Used by people to sound more important or wordly-wise than they actually are, even if you’re only discussing crisps.
You’ve just wasted a precious second of your life and someone else’s by telling them that what you just said is a thing you just said. Often used by twats to distance themselves from dodgy opinions, eg. “Women are smaller, so they have smaller brains. Just sayin’.”