I posed this question to other voiceover talents- 'What phrase(s) make you cringe?' Here are some responses (names are witheld to protect the innocent):
- "Use only as directed." (this was the most popular)
- "Our friendly and professional staff ..."
- "(Holiday or season) is upon us."
- "For all your__________ needs". This voice talent had to say that in an Explainer Video; and cringed.
- "The weather is heating up - and so are the savings!"
- "Just in time for _________" (like it was some big surprise).
- "You've tried the rest, now try the best."
- "How about the restaurant commercial that enumerates the various categories of food they serve ("Try our delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, meat, poultry, seafood, and desserts.") Gee, no other restaurant has THAT? "