Banished Words for 2011
The local claim to fame is Lake State University‘s annual list of overused-misused-much abused-generally useless words of the English language. Here’s the 2011 of words which need a rest, vacation or retirement from everyday communication:
Viral – How about “bacterial”?
Epic – Is a lot smaller now
Fail – Used to be a verb not a noun or an adjective.
Wow Factor -Wow!
A-Ha Moment – Get it?
Back Story – Used to be called “history”
BFF – to be replaced by “BFFA” (Best Friends For Awhile)
Man Up – Another case of ‘verbing’ a noun and ending with a preposition that goes nowhere.
Refudiate – Use restricted to politicians from Alaska who have no spell-check
Mama Grizzlies – This aint no Pooh Bear
The American People – Folks who think like me!
I’m Just Sayin’ – Then just say it!
FACEBOOK/GOOGLE as verbs – What’s next? I’m gonna “Amazon” a book?
LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST – An absurdity followed by a redundancy.