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I’m a generally happy person. It really takes a lot to make me mad. That doesn’t mean, though, that things don’t bug me. Lots of things bug me. It bugs me when I am carded to buy an R rated movie. It bugs me when people are late to appointments they have with me. It bugs me when the officials continually call unfair fouls on one particular team in order to determine the outcome of the game!…but that’s another speech. These are all things that I can anticipate, though. I can calm myself down before they even happen, thus maintaining my sunny outlook. There is one thing I can’t hide from. One annoyance that sneaks up on me when I least expect it. I have a serious issue with particular words and phrases in the English language.

Of course there are the typical words that annoy me. Like “like,” and facsimile. But what really gets to me, what drives me crazy, are the words “irregardless, ruthless, kiddo, the phrase “I could care less,” and that “do do, dododo” commercial! I never know when they are going to appear. I’m just living out my life and then BAM they come out of nowhere!

I. Words and phrases that annoy me
A. Words
1. Irregardless
2. Ruthless
3. Kiddo
B. Phrase
1. I could care less
C. Commercial
1. Do do, dododo

II. Words
A. Irregardless
B. Ruthless, ruthful
C. Kiddo

III. Phrase
A. I could care less

IV. Commercial
A. Do do, dododo

V. Words and phrases that annoy me
A. Irregardless, ruthless, kiddo, I could care less, do do, dododo B.
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