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Overused important words that lose their impact

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by wickedwritah, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    The quote from the general manager of Evegni Malkin's Russian team about his skipping out of town -- "This is pure sports terrorism" -- got me to thinking which words lose their impact since they're used all the time.

    As Flash said in the other thread, the overuse of terrorism makes the word lose its impact. We have people complaining of political terrorism, financial terrorism, etc. The stuff that happened Thursday in London, that's related to terrorism. Not some bill failing to pass on Capitol Hill.

    Another word overused, and sometimes misused: awesome.

    Any other nominees?
     
  2. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    F'in Stud
     
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    War.
     
  4. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Tragedy.
    Carnage.
     
  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Disaster.
     
  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Smallpots, that only works if you put "axis of" in front of the word.
     
  8. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Cockdian
     
  9. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

  10. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Are you gellin'?
     
  11. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Potential
     
  12. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Ass to mouth
     
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