Who is this everybody, and why are they such a know it all?
Although I’ve been guilty of using this phrase myself, it kind of bugs me. If ‘everybody’ knows the thing, then you wouldn’t have to be told about it.
This stems from my mini adventure yesterday. I wanted to get my hair cut. The hairdressers is next door, but it turns out it is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Fair enough. I did mention it in conversation with my sister, and she uttered the phrase ‘Everybody knows hairdressers are closed on Mondays!’.
Well, I didn’t. So not everybody knows. So nyah.