“(We’ve) lost sight of the metaphor and started to think it’s a real place, like with the headline, ‘Obama, Boehner meeting on fiscal cliff’.” Barry Cochran, Portland, Ore.
Now we are all encouraged to have a ‘conversation,’ and everything will somewhat be magically resolved.” “Over the past five years or so, this word has been increasingly used by talking heads on radio, television and in political circles to describe every form of verbal communication known to mankind. “Somewhere along the line, this word became a trendy replacement for ‘that is a problem.’ I just hate it.” – Sharon Martin, Hagerstown, Md.
A self-snapped picture need not have a name all its own beyond ‘photograph.’ It may only be a matter of time before photos of one’s self and a friend will become ‘dualies.’ LSSU has an almost self-imposed duty to carry out this banishment now.” – Lawrence, Coventry, Conn. “The fastest over-used word of the 21st century.” – Sean, New London, NH. So, hashtag-knockitoff.” – Kuahmel, Gardena, Calif. “Used when talking about Twitter, but everyone seems to add it to everyday vocabulary. When running out of cashews becomes nut-ageddon, it’s time to re-evaluate your metaphors.” – Rob, Sellersville, Penn.
“The newest dictionary entry should leave just as quickly.” – Bruce, Edmonton, Alb. Now it is seeping from the Twittersphere into everyday expression. #annoying #stopthat #hashtag #hashtag #hashtag .” – Alex, Rochester, Mich. The 30-year anniversary of this hilarious 1983 Michael Keaton movie seems to have released some pent-up emotions. “It was a funny movie in its time, but the phrase should refer only to the film, not to men in the real world. ” says Pat, of Chicago, who suggests we peruse the website captaindad.org, the manly blog of stay-at-home parenting. Politicians never fail to disappoint in providing fodder for the list.
“A pretentious way of saying ‘selected.’ It’s enormously overused.” – Kristi Hoerauf, San Francisco, Calif. K., ‘takeaway’ food is known as ‘to go’ here in the Colonies. “Purely with reference to a specific teams’ fans, this word needs to go. “Let’s just keep with ‘shake yer booty’ — no need to ‘twerk’ it! “Come on down, we’re havin’ car-ageddon, wine-ageddon, budget-ageddon, a sale-ageddon, flower-ageddon, and so-on-and-so-forth-ageddon!
“A horrible word that conflates the real meaning of friendship with usually hidden motivations to get at the other person’s pockets.” – Mary Been, Sidnaw, Mich. It’s the following of a sports franchise, not a group seeking independence, recognition and legitimacy; Not even if it’s the Cubs.” – Tim Wilcox, Sault Ste. Canada “Although a devout Wisconsin sports fan, I do not belong to Packer-Nation, Badger-Nation, Phoenix-Nation, or Brewer-Nation. “Both politics and sports teams have overused this n-word to describe their fans or viewers.” – Ken Hornack, Ormond Beach, Fla. “Myselfie disparages the word because it’s too selfie-serving. Hi ho, hi ho, it’s away with twerk we must go.” – Michael, Haslett, Mich. says he responds, “T’werk,” when asked where he is headed on Monday mornings. None of these appear in the Book of Revelations.” – Michael, Haslett, Mich.