Yes, really. If you make them mad at you, they'll comment to tell you about it.
Not that I'm recommending that, but I do find it interesting.
This morning I came across a LinkedIn post entitled "Stop Using These 30 Phrases at Work." Curious, I clicked to see the 30 phrases. There were a few on the list that I don't particularly like, but only one (drill-down) that I really dislike and would never use.
The writer was obviously stating his own opinion about words that irritate him. And I do agree that when people over-use the phrases - and especially when they plop 2 or 3 into the same sentence - it's a bit annoying and will detract from the message.
What was REALLY interesting about this post was the number of comments: 5,031 the last time I looked.
And they aren't short comments. Some are crazy silly, using as many of the phrases as possible. Some are in agreement, and some are downright mad at him and think he's wrong, wrong, wrong.
Here's his list:
What do YOU think?