Um, Like, Irregardless...
There are certain things that I hear in public speaking and casual conversation that drives me nuts. I can understand how someone gathering their thoughts and putting them into a phrase can occasionally pause and use an “Um” as a place holder or resistance to a dead air moment. However if every sentence is punctuated with “Um,” you may need speech therapy.
Next is the word “Like” which seems to be a phase that teens go through and somehow grow out of when they reach maturity. The over use of the word “Like” can sometimes sound like a Tourettes Syndrome tick
Finally, I can’t stand it when people make up words or redefine them to fit their purpose when speaking. There is a local fellow that gets interviewed on local radio show and never fails to slip in the word “Irregardless.” It’s like nails on a black board to me.