Although companies talk a lot about using 'Plain English', I think it's still as far away as ever. On the positive side a lot of it makes me smile.
A sign on a door says, 'This door is alarmed.' Every time I see it, I wonder what's worrying the door.
In an email recently I came across this gem. This document was socialised. I know people socialise their dogs, but documents!
Another one was 'obtaining a rate via a skeleton' - hmm, that paints a vivid picture.
In the past couple of days I've heard two phrases that always irritate me.
'Almost exactly' and 'almost unique'.
I won't bother with the rant, it is the weekend.
What funny phrases have you come across recently, and what are the misuses of words that irritate you most?