Where the heck has the utterly meaningless and annoying phrase “end of” come from?
I’ve just had someone on the phone who finished a comment with “so, like end of”.
And, earlier this morning, I heard a Radio 2 pundit conclude his pet theory with a sonorous “end of”.
Yesterday, I was waiting in the queue at the feed merchant and overheard two people arguing, one of whom clearly though they had the upper hand as they finished with an emphatic “end of”.
I’ve had emails in the past week that concluded with “end of” and glimpsed another on the Other Half’s computer as well.
Hmm, and I seem to remember seeing a blog post that concluded with “end of”, too.
The end of what?
The end of the argument?
The end of the debate?
The end of a theory?
The end of prosperity?
The end of the world?
The end of articulate conversation?
The end of intelligent writing?
The end of ridiculous phrases is the one I’m waiting for.