Hundred Percent

Sometimes I hear a phrase and it keeps popping up in my life. I hear it everywhere. People continually say it and it gets passed around. Once I notice the phrase- it’s like having a steering wheel in my pants- it drives me nuts.

I don’t mean sounds or stammers such as “uh” or “um”. I’m taking phrases used far too frequently.

I recall back in high school the phrase “Right on” being used too often. Of course I began to say “Right Arm” to try and get people to stop saying it. That didn’t work.

Then came “Alright, alright, alright.” Made famous by Matthew McConaughey a quarter century ago. People still quote it the same way. I even do it on occasion.

The current catch phrase that is irking me is “Hundred Percent“. It seems to be used as an agreement of someone’s stance or opinion. Or that they will execute the request to the fullest of their abilities. I have no clue where this one came from.

I consciously stop myself from using catch phrases in the hope that I can make more of an impact on those around me. There are numerous more phrases people use that I cannot tolerate.

Do you have any words or phrases that drive you crazy? Share them with me so I can be on the lookout for them.