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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-31-2008, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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2009 List of Banished Words

http://www.10news.com/education/18387437/detail.html

Despite the year's economic meltdown (which itself wasn't banished but don't rule it out for next year), the most entries came from the environmental category -- for "green" or "going green."

"If I see one more corporation declare itself 'green,' I'm going to start burning tires in my backyard," wrote Ed Hardiman of Bristow, Va., in his submission.


Lake Superior State University's 2009 list of banished words:


green

carbon footprint or carbon offsetting

maverick

first dude

bailout

Wall Street/Main Street (as in "from Wall Street to Main Street")

monkey
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"Especially on the Internet, many people seem to think they can make any boring name sound more attractive just by adding the word 'monkey' to it," wrote Rogier Landman of Sommerville, Mass.
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icon or iconic

game changer

staycation

desperate search

not so much

winner of five nominations

it's that time of year again

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Think these gendarmes of jargon should "get a life"? Watch it, kiddo. That phrase was banished in 1997.

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What's a staycation?
Is that a misspelling of steakation?

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Mmm, steak.....
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Staying home or close to home instead of taking a vacation (due to the economics, etc.).

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Maverick needed to be higher up on the list.


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I'd like to add "gift" and "re-gift" to that list. Gift is a noun, but never a verb! Sheesh!




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People who say "my bad" should be shot IMHO.

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Every time I hear "my friend" now, my skin crawls. I would have voted for that one!

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People who say "my bad" should be shot IMHO.

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Blog can go too. Is it sooooo much of a hassle to type two extra letters and simply say weblog, or web log?

edit: Oh, some greatly overused sayings are "throw them under the bus" and "it's all good." Hehehe, I always get on a coworker's case and ask him if he always says Throw Under The Bus merely because it is a popular phrase and he needs to feel cool by saying it?
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Never heard that one before (the one about the bus).

I would make it a criminal offence to use the word like except when using similes, or expressing enjoyment
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