irritating phrases from a book "Damp Squid" by Jeremy Butterfield

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Jul 28, 2009 14:25
Recently my friend let me know some interesting phrases relating English. "Oxford complies list of top ten irritating"

List are as follows:
The top ten most irritating phrases:

1 - At the end of the day

2 - Fairly unique

3 - I personally

4 - At this moment in time

5 - With all due respect

6 - Absolutely

7 - It's a nightmare

8 - Shouldn't of

9 - 24/7

10 - It's not rocket science

To be honest, none of them are irritating for me, and it's difficult for me to understand why these phrases are so irritating even though my friend told me the reason of each phrase such as ' too much used , or too American or others.
As for No.10, it means ' we are not talking difficult things such as rocket science',right? Why this expression sounds nice for me, and I use No.3 and No.6 once in a while, and I love the expression No.3!

My questions are:
No.1 Why is No.10 annoying?
No2. Are there any irritation phrases or expressions which is irritating including the list above?

Thanks in advance for your corrections and your ideas.
Looking forward to hearing your ideas!