Language Which Common Phrases Immediately Make You Suspicious Of Someone?  

Kellie Kreiss
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List Rules Vote up the phrases you'd rather never hear again; vote down the phrases you couldn't care less about.

When it comes to communication, what you say isn't always what you mean. And with language being an eternally evolving tool drawing on everything from personal experience to culture, trends, and straight innovation, the results are both inspiring and, well, dreary.

Let's face it - some of the most popular phrases in the English language either were overused to the point of complete misunderstanding or just weren't that great to begin with. And whether we admit it or not, we're all paying attention to who says what, and when.

The common words and phrases people use to express themselves can reveal a lot about who they are and how they see the world - and impact how the world sees them. Toss in a healthy dose of millennial ingenuity, and you'll find yourself with a whole collection of phrases that may or may not make you feel "hashtag blessed."

list ordered by

1
372 90
"Not to be racist, but..."

2
283 92
"It's none of my business, but..."

3
270 117
"I don't do drama."

4
248 126
"Hashtag blessed."

5
234 135
"Sorry, not sorry."

6
177 133
"If you knew me, you'd know..."

7
163 125
"If we're being honest..."

8
169 142
"Just to play the devil's advocate..."

9
138 131
"Netflix and chill."

10
140 136
"I literally can't."

11
140 140
"I'm the type of person who..."

12
121 117
"Ping me."

13
107 118
"You should understand that..."

14
107 125
"Am I right?"

15
104 130
"The struggle is real."

16
97 121
"I'm not about that."

17
98 123
"Stay in your lane."

18
97 122
"Hit me up."

19
108 138
"I can't even."

20
92 128
"I'm dead."/"I'm dying."

21
83 122
"Believe me..."

22
78 115
"The truth is..."

23
77 125
"Hear me out."

24
64 117
"Ooh la la!"

25
53 121
"I'm here for it."

26
45 122
"Come through."

27
46 130
"When push comes to shove..."