Some things in life serve only to induce rage. No matter how small these annoyances may be, they are never insignificant. 'Rant List' is the chronicle of one self-loathing narcissist's seemingly unending pettiness.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

71. The phrase "At the end of the day"

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"At the end of the day" is a completely pointless phrase. I know it's meant to act as a colloquial equivalent to words like "ultimately", but it doesn't quite work. It's an utter throwaway of a phrase that has become little more than a marker of laziness of language. As the always wise Urban Dictionary puts it, "at the end of the day" is a "verbal crutch" used as a stopgap for people who can't be bothered to justify their arguments and instead skip ahead to their baseless conclusions.

However, its complete over-usage leads to a very real concern. Imagine if this metaphorical day was to finally set and we did indeed reach the much touted "end of the day". It'd be an apocalypse of bad opinions occurring all at once, proving itself a chaotic epiphany of moron-morality.

*insert witty justification of nonsensical viewpoint here*

At the end of the day, usage of the term "at the end of the day" is a quick way to identify people too stupid to justify their nonsensical viewpoints.


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