Here are the 21 words and phrases that Edinburgh and Lothians people can't stand

We all have them – the words and phrases that make us clench our teeth in irritation whenever we hear them.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 2:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 2:19 pm

So, at the end of the day, we thought we’d literally reach out to yous to basically find out your awesome, ‘pacific’ examples on our Facebook page.

Here are 21 examples that really grind your gears.

1) So. Allan Brooks: “For absolutely no reason before opening every sentence.”

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2) Road map. Scott Reid: “Unless talking about a map of roads it's not a road map - it's a plan.”

3) Obviously. Kenny Campbell: When someone tells me something is ‘obvious’ it often highlights the fact that they have no clue.”

4) See you later. Andrew Walker: “No you won’t.”

5) If that makes sense. Linz MacLeod: “Generally follows a sentence that’s makes no sense.”

6) Yous. Lorna Tannock: “Just no need for that ‘s’ – it’s an extra unnecessary letter.”

7) My bad. Scott Jack: “It’s a weird Americanism that makes no sense.”

8) No offence, but. Hazey M Gray: “Well, you're clearly about to insult me.”

9) To be honest. Grant Ballard: “So everything else you've been saying up to now is a lie?”

10) Draws: Kayleigh McBride: “As in ‘Chester draws' or 'set of draws'.”

11) Reach out. Ian Mountford: “Unless you’re in the Four Tops, there’s no need.”

12) At the end of the day. Rachel Hall: “Just one of many overused post-football match interview phrases that annoy me.”

13) Hubby. Darren Hutchison: “It’s awful. I’d want a divorce the day I was called that.”

14) Taking it to the next level. Lorraine Ouimet: “And all other sorts of clichés.”

15) Pacifically. Steven Sharp: “Instead of ‘specifically’.”

16) Let’s unpack that. Julia White: “When discussing an idea or opinion”.

17) Sort of. John Jack: “Surely it either is or it isn’t.”

18) Fairly unique. Bill Thomson: “Unique means one of a kind – it's a binary state.”

19) In terms of. Lynsey Fraser: “People use it constantly when it’s not required and it really annoys me.”

20) Fundamentally. Brian Rintoul: “It’s fundamentally wrong to use fundamentally in every other sentence.”

21) We’re pregnant. David Morrison: “No, only one of you is.”