Now that I am done with the waterpark review, I will tell you about what really irks me. There were a bunch of teenagers there this weekend. A couple of them slammed into my 6 yro and she got mildly injured. They also kept cutting in front of her while in line for the waterslide. That pissed me off but that did not irk me. What really irks me is using the word "like" in a sentence like it was a simile. I am not talking about once in awhile but every other word out of mouths were "like this" and "like that". No, I don't know what it's like. Spit it out already without using the word like. It is or it is not! I sometimes counted how many times someone used "like" while riding in an elevator or waiting in line for something. One pre-teen used it more than 47 times! My soon-to-be 10 yro was doing that not so long ago. I pointed that out and he has since stopped doing it. Thank you very much from my irritated ears.
"Um" irks me as well but I don't hear it as often. Just needed to share. What irks you?