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It was what it was: Banned words and phrases

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by wedgewood, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. wedgewood

    wedgewood Member

    DETROIT — Resist the urge to say you'll "wordsmith" your list of New Year's resolutions rather than write one. And don't utter "it is what it is" when you fail to meet your first goal.

    Those are two of the 19 words or phrases that appear in Lake Superior State University's annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.

    Here's the list:

    — perfect storm

    — Webinar

    — waterboarding

    — organic

    — wordsmith/wordsmithing

    — author/authored

    — post 9/11

    — surge

    — give back

    — 'blank' is the new 'blank'

    — Black Friday

    — back in the day

    — random

    — sweet

    — decimate

    — emotional

    — pop

    — it is what it is

    — under the bus

    Y'all got anymore?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Full of fail.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  4. I'm tired of seeing Wilford Brimley in avatars.
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I'm tired of seeing him anywhere.
  6. Methinks this list is full of fail.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Without pussycat, stoob and wenalway, that list is incomplete.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    At the end of the day.
  9. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Moving forward.
    Pick six.
    Mike and Mike beef: Back and better than ever.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Helluva list tho...
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Let's be careful out there.
  12. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    "Oprah said ____________"
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