I haven't vented in awhile. It's kind of useless to bitch about grammar when we have a president who says things like "I'm the decider," but the mere existence of Tim Gunn gives me hope.
Okay, so everyone needs to stop saying:
“Smell of” … nothing smells of anything in the United States*. Things smell like other things. i.e., “This subway station smells like urine.”
*If you are British, you are absolved.
“Good on you!” … is only acceptable in the context of “You have something that looks like it tastes good on you … it might be chocolate, and it’s on your lapel. Please let me lick.” When did “Good for you” go out of style? Strunk and White are rolling in their graves.
“Déjà vu all over again.” … Let me break this down: “Déjà vu” means ‘already seen’ in French. SO when you say “It feels like déjà vu”, you are saying “It feels like I’ve already seen/experienced this.” If you say “déjà vu all over again” YOU ARE BEING REDUNDANT and, if I am within earshot, YOU ARE PISSING ME OFF.