I confess I love the Apprentice. But there is a little something that annoys me about it. Somehow there's a new catch phrase that is second only to, "You're fired!" The contestants on that show have taken to saying, "At the end of the day..."
That drives me nuts! I don't know how it started but it is what they say. It is the be all and end all to any one statement. Apparently when you say that, anything after that is heard as, "I am stupid because I am still talking and the other guy just said, 'At the end of the day.'"
There seems to be a catch phrase for most of these reality shows.
Survivor - "Flying under the radar"
American Idol - "You did your thing dawg"
So You Think You Can Dance - "I'm dancin' for my life"
The Bachelor - "I love you and know we are supposed to be together" (slurred while drunk and making out with the guy she met three days ago)
The Simple Life - "That's hot"
RockStar Supernova - not so much a quote but definitely bringing Air Drumming back to cool
Who Wants to be a Superhero? - "Shut up, stop, no don't do this, you're not the shot caller here"
I guess my point to all of this is I want a catch phrase for my life. When someone hears ____, I want them to say, "Oh that always reminds me of that Annie Murphy..."