Call the cliché police

BBC News: 20 of your most hated clichés. The first ten are:

  • Basically
  • To be fair
  • To be honest
  • Going forward
  • The fact of the matter is
  • Let's face it
  • Touch base
  • 110%
  • In the pipeline
  • The reason being

These are fairly heinous.  My personal bugbear is "irregardless" because it's NOT A WORD.  Then there's conversational fillers "like" and "you know".  I don't know, and I don't like, please get a vocabulary.

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