Originally Posted by RosieRed
Anything having to do with Twitter.
Amen. I despise Twitter. The entire concept is lame. I have no idea why it's taking off.
A few others:
"The exception that proves the rule". This is just dumb. Exceptions do not prove rules, they disprove them. This phrase is complete nonsense.
Often uttered by sportscasters late in a season: "They're no longer rookies/freshmen at his point in the season". Yes, they are. They've never been through a pennant race, or a playoff game, or a postseason tournament. Everything is still brand new at this point, and they're just as prone to a rookie mistake.
A good chunk of my job is spent cleaning up resumes, and I'm seeing this trend where people are using the phrase "to include" instead of the word "including". Not only is it grammatically incorrect, it's just clunky. I don't know who's teaching this, but they need to stop now.