Just had to get these out of my system.
I never thought another phrase could match the irritation I feel when I hear "How is you?". I was wrong; here is: "My bad"! And all of a sudden, everyone around me seems to be using it!
A couple of weeks ago, having lost track of timezones while travelling from India to America, I asked someone at the Chicago airport what the time was. Her response: "Twenty five to four".
Arghhh - why can't you say 'three thirty five', woman? I can tolerate it if it's just a few minutes to the next hour (like 'five to ten' or 'ten to three'), but twenty five minutes to the next hour?! A lot of people do talk like that! Is the intention to make me waste time calculating?
Okay then, it is ninety eight minutes to eleven - I'm off to bed. Or should I say a hundred and fifty eight minutes to midnight?