Melbourne, Jan 31 (ANI): A new research has come up with a list of clichés that Australians hate the most.
Social researcher Mark McCrindle surveyed 1300 Australians to come up with the list.
Respondents reported that the most irritating phrases uttered Down Under include "at the end of the day", "let's do lunch", "it's not rocket science" and "24/7".
Among political clichés "working families" tops the list of the most-hated terms, followed by "not ruling anything in or out", "no magic bullet", "can I just say" and "the jury's still out on that one".
At work, "push the envelope", "110 per cent" and "think outside the square" are the most annoying phrases.
Aussies also "totally" hate it when teens overuse "random" slang of clichés like "my bad", "so hot right now", "fully sick" and "whatever".
According to McCrindle the most detested social clichés included "I'm hot" when touching someone and making a sizzling sound, "touchdown" and "taxi" when someone knocked something over.
"Our national spirit is tied strongly to our words and phrases," the Daily Telegraph quoted McCrindle, as saying.
He continued: "When asked to give a phrase that best characterises the Australian spirit, more than one-quarter nominated 'Good on you mate' or 'G'day mate'.
"Some 14 per cent stated 'she'll be right' and nine per cent said 'Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi', while close behind were 'fair dinkum', 'true blue' and 'no worries'."
"The top three worst offenders were deemed to be those in the entertainment industry . . . then politicians and teenagers," McCrindle added.
The most annoying general clichés are:
1. At the end of the day
2. Lets do lunch
3. It's not rocket science
5. Calling to touch base
6. Bring it on
7. Don't get me started
8. As you do
9. Tell me about it
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