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Posted: 1/5/2006 6:55:08 AM EDT
Banned words and phrases for 2006
December 31, 2005
http://www.boston.com/news/odd/articles/2005/12/31/banned_words_and_phrases_for_2006?mode=PF


Lake Superior State University's 2006 list of words banished "for mis-use, over-use and general uselessness":

--Surreal

--Hunker down

--Person of interest

--Community of learners

--Up-or-down vote

--Breaking news

--Designer breed

--FEMA

--First-time caller

--Pass the savings on to you!

--97 percent fat-free

--An accident that didn't have to happen

--Junk science

--Git-r-done

--Dawg

--Talking points

--Holiday tree

.......................

Any others, ARFCOMmers?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:59:11 AM EDT
A perfect storm
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:00:05 AM EDT
Don't know about the US, but here the phrase, "At the end of the day"...which people regularly use in TV interviews just gets my blood boiling....

"At the end of the day, the best team won"
"At the end of the day, blah blah blah...".

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:00:57 AM EDT
I don't get the FEMA one. The others are overused, but how else is one to talk about that particular federal agency?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:02:48 AM EDT
I'd like to see "Undocumented Immigrant" added to that list.





Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:27:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By osprey21:
I'd like to see "Undocumented Immigrant" added to that list.








And instead of "looters", let's call 'em "undocumented shoppers", ummmkay?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:28:22 AM EDT
Christianmas.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:29:10 AM EDT

Git-r-done



Thank God.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:29:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JohanLondon:
Don't know about the US, but here the phrase, "At the end of the day"...which people regularly use in TV interviews just gets my blood boiling....

"At the end of the day, the best team won"
"At the end of the day, blah blah blah...".




Hollywood and media types here use it a lot, hoi polloi in America do not. To use it is a sign of being elite, I guess....
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:35:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 7:36:22 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
Hey! They forgot...


Now, what are those little yellow trucks boys play with called again?
I can't remember, exactly, but it sounds similar to that, I think.


(goes something like this)
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:39:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JohanLondon:
Don't know about the US, but here the phrase, "At the end of the day"...which people regularly use in TV interviews just gets my blood boiling....

"At the end of the day, the best team won"
"At the end of the day, blah blah blah...".




OMG!! I TOTALLY AGREE! I HATE THAT FUCKING PHRASE.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:41:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 7:45:18 AM EDT by 95thFoot]

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
Hey! They forgot...


Now, what are those little yellow trucks boys play with called again?
I can't remember, exactly, but it sounds similar to that, I think.


(goes something like this)








Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:45:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:48:05 AM EDT
moving forward.

That one pops up every other sentence in meetings. Makes me cringe every time.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:52:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
that's hot

alternative lifestyle

know what i'm sayin'?

metrosexual

I don't hate ya

tru dat




Tru dat!

I know what you sayin...


"gettin my fuck on" should be banned.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:56:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 7:56:28 AM EDT by NewbHunter]
At the end of the day, the only real way we can compile a list of all the words that we should ban is if we hunker down and form a synergistic alliance with the community of lerners that we have on this website. Then, maybe we can finally give an up-or-down vote on what words should and shouldn't be on the banned list.

I have several persons of intrest that would be good candidates for this project. I need to go over some talking points with them, but once that's finished they should be on board.

Yo dawg, let's go git-r done!

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:57:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 8:00:45 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
I was thinking more like this...

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:58:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
that's hot

alternative lifestyle

know what i'm sayin'?

metrosexual

I don't hate ya

tru dat




+1 & What about:

Don't go there

You go girl/boy

Those two should have been outlawed years ago.



Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:00:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
www.luv2bid.com/whatsthis/tonka.jpg



Shhhh....don't say it......


Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:02:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
www.luv2bid.com/whatsthis/tonka.jpg



Shhhh....don't say it......





Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:07:00 AM EDT
Please ban "Justification for war"
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:47:28 AM EDT
"due dilligence"

I don't know why but that phrase irritates the piss out of me.

"Thinking outside of the box" needs to go away as well.

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:50:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tyman:

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
that's hot

alternative lifestyle

know what i'm sayin'?

metrosexual

I don't hate ya

tru dat




Tru dat!

I know what you sayin...


"gettin my fuck on" should be banned.



We should just all Git-r-dun!

Can't we just all get along?

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:51:11 AM EDT
Trans fat!........ because I hear it at the gym 20 times a day.


Where the hell did trans fat come from anyway? What happened to plain old FAT?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 9:59:13 AM EDT
Dupe
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:00:18 AM EDT
"How does that make you feel", the catch-all question employed by all reporters. Ban it! Do it for the chillen!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:07:06 AM EDT
Well, since 2003 didn't ge the message... BLING
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:10:10 AM EDT
Allow me to add:

ANYTHING PARIS HILTON SAYS

The word "like". I have heard it used LIKE every other word and LIKE I am so LIKE tired of LIKE hearing stupid people LIKE say it, that LIKE I am ready to LIKE shoot myself in LIKE the head so I can LIKE make the pain LIKE go away......
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:14:21 AM EDT
MARPAT
Tonk
Tactical
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:37:50 AM EDT
Anyone who says the word "carbs" needs to have their nipples energetically twisted.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:53:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cheesebeast:
Anyone who says the word "carbs" needs to have their nipples energetically twisted.



Oh baby, would you?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:08:12 AM EDT
"lifestyle"
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:17:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 11:17:55 AM EDT by Jasba]
"traction". This is the current buzzword in my company, used by high level manager's when speaking about a new project. As in, "In order for the new project to get traction, it will require alot of support from the field". At a recent meeting I was caught laughing by my RVP. When she approached me later she asked me what was so funny, I told her that I had a bet with another person attending the meeting, I bet $20 that the word "traction" would be used more than 5 times. I won. She didn't think it was as funny as I did.......
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:20:05 AM EDT
HIVEMIND

so ghey
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:39:33 AM EDT
"no-brainer"

I get this funny urge to punch anyone who says that. Not sure why...
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:48:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 11:52:23 AM EDT by Admiral_Crunch]

Originally Posted By geezhound:
Trans fat!........ because I hear it at the gym 20 times a day.


Where the hell did trans fat come from anyway? What happened to plain old FAT?



Fat has been around for eons. Transfat is a fairly recent thing. It's a chemical modification of fats that gives them a much longer shelf life, but there is a lot of mounting evidence that they are very bad for you. Watch for (partially) hydrogenated oils in ingredient lists. I'm not sure if all are transfats, but I think so. Avoid them if possible.

As of last week, all nutrition labels are required to list trans-fat, but if there is less than half a gram per serving, they can round down and claim zero. But the ingredient list can't leave it out.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:56:52 AM EDT
Homicide Bomber. If you set off a bomb from a remote location, in order to kill people, you are a homicide bomber.

If you blow up yourself in order to kill people, you are a Suicide Bomber who took other people along with you.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:59:37 AM EDT
ghey

god i hate that word.

just say stupid, or lame or moronic, etc etc.

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:06:55 PM EDT
It pisses me off when I hear our youth START and END every phrase with "YO!"

Yo whats up yo.

Yo Charles yo , etc etc
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:10:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 52brandon:
MARPAT
Tonk
Tactical



Yes! The word "Tactical" needs to be taken away from firearms and firearms accessory manufacturers and retailers. They have misused this word to the point that there should be a penalty for it's utterance. I once counted that damned word eleven times in a Kimber ad. There was about one paragraph of writing, and they sqeezed tactical in there eleven times! NO more!

Also the word "tolerances". This word gets used and abused so often it makes me want to puke. I would like to start by having an education booth at every gun show across America, where the word tolerance is explained along with the word clearance. Every gun dealer will have to pass a written(or verbal if they can't read) test in order to use this word.

The term "sniper rifle" will also get a serious revamp. Just because a rifle is used to shoot someone from a distance of more than 10 feet doesn't make it a sniper rifle. This really chaps my ass.

The word assault weapon needs to diappear altogether as well, considering that it is a made up term.

The term "hi-cap" should be restricted for use by all persons living in a state that allows the purchase of standard cap magazines. That goes for retailers as well.

That is all, my daughter is awake.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:13:15 PM EDT
"Premium."

Every thing is premium these days, even if it's shit.

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:14:35 PM EDT
"sports hernia"

WTF was wrong with just plain hernia, that's all it is anyway.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:17:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:26:39 PM EDT
"free gift"
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:28:09 PM EDT
Democrats
Liberals
Libtards
Howard Dean
Ted Kennedy
Chuck Schumer
Hillary Clinton
ANY Clinton
Nancy Pelosi
Barbara Boxer
Diane Feinstein

Oh wait... you said WORDS... I thought this was just an outright BAN!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:36:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PBIR:

Git-r-done



Thank God.



Exactly. I *HATE* that.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:39:02 PM EDT
"in my book"

Do you really walk around with a book, furiously scribbling down your opinions of things? What are you some sort of fucking Rain Man?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:43:43 PM EDT
John_Wayne777 got two of mine, but he left out


"basically"
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:48:52 PM EDT
"Banned"
"Hi-Cap"
"87"

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:51:41 PM EDT
"Git 'er done," "do WHAT?," etc. need to go bye-bye.

"Surreal" shouldn't be banned. What can we call Salvador Dali's and Rene Magritte's work if not "surreal?"
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:00:44 PM EDT
intelligent design


Creationism as a word at least sounded like it had some validity
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