The BBC has published 50 examples of "Americanisms" its readers loathe. I agree with many of the complaints:
2. The next time someone tells you something is the "least worst option", tell them that their most best option is learning grammar.
7. "It is what it is". Pity us.
9. "Touch base" - it makes me cringe no end.
35. "Reach out to" when the correct word is "ask". For example: "I will reach out to Kevin and let you know if that timing is convenient". Reach out? Is Kevin stuck in quicksand? Is he teetering on the edge of a cliff? Can't we just ask him?
In other instances, I'm not entirely sure what the problem is:
36. Surely the most irritating is: "You do the Math." Math? It's MATHS.
38. My worst horror is expiration, as in "expiration date". Whatever happened to expiry?
And some just make me laugh:
14. I caught myself saying "shopping cart" instead of shopping trolley today and was thoroughly disgusted with myself. I've never lived nor been to the US either.
The video below hits on one of my other major pet peeves, though -- saying "I could care less" when you mean you couldn't. What are your language pet peeves?