What I hope you will never hear me say on TV! (If you do hear me say it, it is an accident)

1.  “go missing” — whatever happened to disappear? vanish?

2. “take a listen” — I understand “take a look” since it requires you to do something, but take a listen?  Are you not already listening?  I suppose if you were NOT already listening it would make sense to tell someone to ‘take a listen’ but if you were not already listening, how would you hear the direction to ‘take a listen?’

3.  “exclusive” — you have heard me complain about the gross overuse of this term.  I have not uttered it on air for at least 6-7 years.  I don’t know if there is such a thing as an exclusive….ok….maybe once a year someone has a real exclusive.  Exclusive has been so watered down in the TV business  to be meaningless.

Your turn — any phrases annoy you?

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