These peeves are mostly about some people's speech mannerisms. In many cases they are just fillers while the speaker is working out what to say, used in the same way as "er..." and "um...". However, they can be profoundly irritating to the listener, especially when repeated several times in the same few sentences.
- "OH MY GOD!" (or, possibly worse and spelled out as an initialism,"OMG!"): this seems to be used by some (mainly teen-aged girls) to introduce every sentence regardless of content;
- "As/like I was saying...": used repeatedly and when this is the first time the matter has been mentioned;
- "Like": as used in I was, like, 'No way!', and she was, like, 'Way!';
- "Know what I mean?" repeated endlessly during a conversation.