While straightening up the house this evening, I left the TV on and it happened to be one of those HGTV home design shows.
Nearly every 3 minutes, I could hear the female home owners crow “Oh…My….God!” (or “Oh…My…Gosh/Goodness!” if they’re church-goers) as they walked in to each room during “the big reveal” – for you who are uninitiated, that’s the part where the designer gets to show off and proudly beams when the homeowners are busy saying “Oh…My…God” (and yes, there are always ellipses between words there to symbolize a slow and even spacing between words as they are spoken).
You would think that the producers would tell these hens that the formulaic OMG is killing the ratings and encourage them to use a wider variety of phrases. Explore the space with their phraseology, if you will. Nope. EVERY episode contains an OMG said in the very same way by these young, female, urban hipsters. How about an occasional “Heavens to Murgatroid!”, “Great Coogly Moogly!”, “Holy Sheep Sh!t!”, “Great Scot!” or something that involves a little variety?
I have grown numb to the other stuff they say on every episode (open-concept, curb-appeal, price-point, pop-of-color, make-it-pop, this is a great space, room for entertaining, etc.). Even though it’s extremely annoying, I have developed a callousness there but the OMG said the same way multiple times a show has got to go. If anyone has any HGTV connections and wouldn’t mind passing along my comments, I’d be much obliged.