Thursday, November 20, 2008

Top 10 irritating phases in English

The Oxford University has just come out with the list of top ten irritating phrases in English. The phrases appear in a book called Damp Squid, named after the mistake of confusing a squid with a squib, a type of firework.

The researchers who compiled the list monitor the use of phrases in a database called the Oxford University Corpus, which comprises books, papers, magazines, broadcast, the internet and other sources.

The top ten most irritating phrases:

1 - At the end of the day

2 - Fairly unique

3 - I personally

4 - At this moment in time

5 - With all due respect

6 - Absolutely

7 - It's a nightmare

8 - Shouldn't of

9 - 24/7

10 - It's not rocket science

Top 10 Things on My Mind Right Now

1. What am I going to wear for New Years?!

2. Will the girls enjoy the let's-come-up-with-ideas tea party?

3. Shouldn't've had the poha this morning.

4. Need to refresh my bedside table with more books

5. Sugar intake! Jeez, how much can I have.

6. Looking forward to being in Kav's mum's home on Sunday.

7. Is my kurta looking faded?

8. Did I water the plants yesterday or on Monday?

9. It's a nice day.

10. Where's my real-time to-do list book?

10 Most Romantic Movie Lines

#10: “If there’s any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know, it’s almost impossible to succeed, but…who cares, really? The answer must be in the attempt.”–Celine (Julie Delpy), Before Sunrise (1995).

#9: “It seems right now that all I’ve ever done in my life is making my way here to you.”–Robert Kincaid (Clint Eastwood), The Bridges of Madison County (1995).

#8: “Michael…I’ve loved you for nine years, I’ve just been too arrogant and scared to realize it, and… well, now I’m just scared. So, I realize this comes at a very inopportune time but I really have this gigantic favor to ask of you. Choose me. Marry me. Let me make you happy. Oh, that sounds like three favors, doesn’t it?”–Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997).

#7: “We’ll always have Paris.”–Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Casablanca (1942).

#6: “Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn’t know this either, love don’t make things nice–it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren’t here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die…Now I want you to come upstairs with me and get in my bed!”–Ronny Cammareri (Nicolas Cage), Moonstruck
(1987).

#5: “I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.”–Seth (Nicolas Cage), City of Angels (1998).

#4: “Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me… it brought me to you. And I’m thankful for that, Rose. I’m thankful. You must do me this honor, Rose. Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise.”–Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio, Titanic 1997),

#3: “I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle in your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”–Harry Burns (Billy Crystal), When Harry Met Sally (1989).

#2: “No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”–Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), Gone With the Wind (1939).

#1: “It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were suppose to be together… and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.–Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks), Sleepless in Seattle (1993).

Via Love Tips

Thursday, July 17, 2008