Friday, December 31, 2010

Oh, please, don't say that anymore

I'm not the only one to be annoyed that every politician at the national level declares "The American People" want such and so. Of course, The American People are apparently for whatever the politician is for. Thankfully, the Unicorn Hunters of Lake Superior State University have included that phrase in its annual list of words that should be banished. Not that any politician will notice or change what they do.

Other banned words and phrases: Viral (as in attracting a lot of internet attention), Epic (that was an epic snow storm), Fail (those jeans with that shirt is a definite fail), Wow-factor (please confine "factor" to math and science!), A-ha moment, Back story (whatever happened to "history"?), BFF (Best Friend Forever), Man-up, Refudiate (she just needs a spell-checker on her smart phone), Mama Grizzlies, I'm just sayin', Facebook and Google as verbs, and Live Life to the Fullest ("fullest" isn't a word, besides the phrase is redundant).

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