Smirk is haunting me, or would that be: taunting me? So much so that my alter ego (a.k.a. pen name). R.L. Gray, made a meme about it then later tweeted her pain.
“Smirk is my current nemesis. I hadn’t noticed it for eons. Now it’s everywhere and IMO it’s being used incorrectly. It irks; it rubs hair the wrong way; it scratches its nails on chalkboard; it salts the wound. Then, it smirks.”