I realize that most people have certain verbal tics, or crutches, and that most of the time they don't even realize they're using them. Even so, here are two that are so absolutely bad and intellectually repulsive as to not be anywhere close to part of a conversation I wish to have:
1)"If by________ you mean ____________"
Oh, yeah, when I said that one thing I totally meant this other, completely unrelated thing you feel so clever to have mentioned. Damn, you're sharp!
2)"That's just wrong on so many levels!"
Really? What levels would those be? You've quantified the potential harm of this thing and have assigned it's various offenses to 'levels' of immorality (ie: wrong)? Well, damn, sharpshooter, you're one hell of a thinker there. I'll be sure to run the next batch of oddball things right by you so you can cast this witticism my way again.