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?