< rant >
- “With that being said…”
- “the George Masons and Floridas of the world…”
With the first one, it just bugs me. Of course you just said it. I was listening! Just say, “however” or “anyway” or just get on with it.
Now with that being said, the other one I really hate is when people take proper names and make them plural. The example is how someone might refer to the game tonight.
It bugs me because there’s only one of those. I hear it in sports all the time too: “…the Brett Favres of the world…” How many Brett Favres are there? Just one! So say, “players like Brett Favre”.
< /rant >