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(Facebook)   Grab some boneless wings, kick the can down the road and cross one more thing off your bucket list: The gurus at Lake Superior State University have released the 2013 Banished Words List   (lssu.edu) divider line 101
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2012-12-31 07:59:17 AM  
List fails without "Mantua".
 
2012-12-31 08:05:40 AM  
I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.
 
2012-12-31 08:08:34 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.


The house way and means committee just released this report an hour ago:
"We're out of ways. And you know what that means."
 
2012-12-31 08:09:34 AM  
repeatedly the acronym 'yolo' is called a word. morans.
 
2012-12-31 08:09:45 AM  
Never really understood the whole "trying to cull the expansion of language" deal. Do you not realize language is fluid and always changing? And if you genuinely have serious issues with the usage of the lower end of the zeitgeist then go buy some coal, stick it up your butt, and at least come away with some diamonds.
 
2012-12-31 08:10:09 AM  
Thank god. I simply cannot function without my daily "irritating words and phrases thread" fix.

/what's it, 4 days in a row now?
 
2012-12-31 08:14:19 AM  
KrispyKritter: "repeatedly the acronym 'yolo' is called a word. morans."

How do you feel about "laser"? At least you didn't use "anymore" to start your sentence.
 
2012-12-31 08:19:06 AM  
You'd think a state college could differentiate between a word and phrase. "Kick the can down the road" is not a word.
 
2012-12-31 08:19:24 AM  
Already this thread is Spocked out and Aspergery.
 
2012-12-31 08:19:42 AM  
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DubtodaIll: Never really understood the whole "trying to cull the expansion of language" deal. Do you not realize language is fluid and always changing? And if you genuinely have serious issues with the usage of the lower end of the zeitgeist then go buy some coal, stick it up your butt, and at least come away with some diamonds.


Language is a virus
 
2012-12-31 08:19:44 AM  
I'm OK with banishing 'trending' but the rest of 'em, meh.
 
2012-12-31 08:20:14 AM  
"Sometimes ass to mouth is OKAY"
 
2012-12-31 08:20:49 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Thank god. I simply cannot function without my daily "irritating words and phrases thread" fix.

/what's it, 4 days in a row now?


THIS.
 
2012-12-31 08:21:10 AM  
I vote for any word that is the result of adding "man" to the front of another word. Man-cave. Mancession. Manscaping. Lemme mansplain this to you: it's annoying.
 
2012-12-31 08:22:08 AM  

Son of Thunder: I vote for any word that is the result of adding "man" to the front of another word. Man-cave. Mancession. Manscaping. Lemme mansplain this to you: it's man-noying.


Admit it, you knew that was coming.
 
2012-12-31 08:22:18 AM  
Trending is the only one of those that REALLY bothers me. As for most of the rest, meh. I could do without "morans"--but I like Fark--so I'm just SOL with that one.
 
2012-12-31 08:23:36 AM  
I find the best approach is to not be a silly asshole and get my panties all twisted about someone else's word usage.
 
2012-12-31 08:24:20 AM  

DubtodaIll: Never really understood the whole "trying to cull the expansion of language" deal. Do you not realize language is fluid and always changing? And if you genuinely have serious issues with the usage of the lower end of the zeitgeist then go buy some coal, stick it up your butt, and at least come away with some diamonds.


Listen Dennis Miller, nobody has serious issues with the lower end of the zeitgeist. It's just a lighthearted way of remembering the more annoying aspects of the past year.
 
2012-12-31 08:24:53 AM  
Gangnam. I'm so farkin' tired of seeing "Gangnam-this" and Gangnam-that". Everything's farkin' Gangnam. STOP IT!
 
2012-12-31 08:30:49 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.

 
2012-12-31 08:31:15 AM  

vudukungfu: . DubtodaIll: Never really understood the whole "trying to cull the expansion of language" deal. Do you not realize language is fluid and always changing? And if you genuinely have serious issues with the usage of the lower end of the zeitgeist then go buy some coal, stick it up your butt, and at least come away with some diamonds.

Language is a virus


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2012-12-31 08:35:12 AM  
We should should keep 'hipsters.'

I LOVE talking shiat about hipsters. It's so fresh and exciting.
 
2012-12-31 08:37:16 AM  
Is it legal yet to take a hammer to anybody who utters the expression, "It is what it is"?
 
2012-12-31 08:37:48 AM  
From the comments..
"Better nip this in the bud - it's already morphed into 'quadruple down.'" Marc Ponto, Milwaukee, Wisc.
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2012-12-31 08:40:01 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: KrispyKritter: "repeatedly the acronym 'yolo' is called a word. morans."

How do you feel about "laser"? At least you didn't use "anymore" to start your sentence.


Or radar. Or scuba. But I think KrispyKritter will be AWOL from this thread from here on.
 
2012-12-31 08:43:12 AM  
Tanthalas39: Or radar. Or scuba. But I think KrispyKritter will be AWOL from this thread from here on. anymore.

Pet peave.
 
2012-12-31 08:43:27 AM  

EyeballKid: Is it legal yet to take a hammer to anybody who utters the expression, "It is what it is"?


Whatever will be will be
The future is ours to see
Que sera sera
 
2012-12-31 08:44:50 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.


Oo, so close. Just one word wrong. Do you know which word it is?
/hint, it wasn't a liberal that said, "Deficits don't matter"
 
2012-12-31 08:45:30 AM  

EyeballKid: Is it legal yet to take a hammer to anybody who utters the expression, "It is what it is"?


You're just going to have to learn to 'go with the flow.'
 
2012-12-31 08:48:15 AM  
I'm going to throw this list under the bus.
 
2012-12-31 08:51:33 AM  
I like looking back over some of the old lists.

At This Point in Time - still grossly overused

Detente - I like this one. Let's dust it off.

Perfectly Candid - never followed by anything truly candid

Medication - At this point I'd prefer it over the ubiquitous "meds."

Do-able - never got any better

Past History and Fruitworthy - The banishment must have worked, because I can't say I've heard either one recently.

Sit On It - I'm going to start using this one today.
 
2012-12-31 08:53:09 AM  
Yeah, I'm not a fan of Job Creator. It's a misnomer. Just because you own a busuinesss doesn't mean you created a job for anyone, other than yourself. There are plenty of family owned buisnesses who don't have anyone but themselves on payroll.
 
2012-12-31 08:55:14 AM  

Frehar: EyeballKid: Is it legal yet to take a hammer to anybody who utters the expression, "It is what it is"?

Whatever will be will be
The future is ours to see
Que sera sera


Thanks for remembering.....
theredlist.fr
 
2012-12-31 09:02:13 AM  

Sybarite: I like looking back over some of the old lists...

Sit On It - I'm going to start using this one today.


That's what Fonzie told Ralph to do.
 
2012-12-31 09:03:57 AM  
I am glad they did not include the word lame on the list.
 
2012-12-31 09:04:16 AM  
I got a speeding ticket from a police officer with radio detecting and ranging apparatus in his vehicle. He also had light amplification by simulated emission of radiation gun in his vehicle.
 
2012-12-31 09:05:05 AM  
For the record, "double down" does not mean repeat or reiterate, as the article claims. It means to take the amount by which one has lost on a position and to wager that amount on the losing position. There are variants--such as to wager the losing amount in another game, but on a different hand. Or to increase one's bet on an apparently losing position. They are all versions of martingale betting.
 
2012-12-31 09:10:10 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Tanthalas39: Or radar. Or scuba. But I think KrispyKritter will be AWOL from this thread from here on. anymore.

Pet peave.


*peeve
 
2012-12-31 09:11:16 AM  

EyeballKid: Is it legal yet to take a hammer to anybody who utters the expression, "It is what it is"?


I can only hope so. Every time I hear this I start looking around for a baby to punch.
 
2012-12-31 09:13:46 AM  
"Redouble" should have made the list. I think you need to double ones efforts initially before you can redouble them. Or try making an effort to begin with. Stupid condescending politicians, they're all Man assballs...
 
2012-12-31 09:16:34 AM  
Boneless is an apt term for the product. It distinguishes them from wings with bones.

"Ma'am in the referee outfit, can I get 12 wings without them there skeletal pieces?"

/boneless are better. Fact.
//now wants wings
 
2012-12-31 09:17:44 AM  
Boneless wings aren't just chicken, they are chicken bites with wing sauce. It's much easier just to call them boneless wings, so what? And if they hear this too much, maybe they are spending far too much time at BWW and should try a real restaurant every now and then.
 
2012-12-31 09:19:08 AM  

CruJones: Boneless is an apt term for the product. It distinguishes them from wings with bones.

"Ma'am in the referee outfit, can I get 12 wings without them there skeletal pieces?"

/boneless are better. Fact.
//now wants wings


Dammit...me too.
Also. I don't get why boneless is on that list. It is a good descriptor. For example: "I prefer traditional wings, not boneless wings."
*shurgs*
 
2012-12-31 09:19:19 AM  

CruJones: Boneless is an apt term for the product. It distinguishes them from wings with bones.

"Ma'am in the referee outfit, can I get 12 wings without them there skeletal pieces?"

/boneless are better. Fact.
//now wants wings


They aren't wings. "boneless wings" are chicken nuggets, from the breast.

Boneless suck
 
2012-12-31 09:22:55 AM  

CruJones: /boneless are better. Fact.


This is the most wrong anyone has ever been.
 
2012-12-31 09:27:39 AM  

Girion47: Boneless suck


Cheap drumsticks. Shake n bake.
Leftover bones for broth.
 
2012-12-31 09:32:38 AM  
Issue.

Issue needs to be on this, and all similar lists. Somewhere along the way, someone decided that the word issue is a perfectly cromulent replacement for the word problem.

I blame daytime TV.

Recently at work I tried an experiment: I printed up a 5x7 index card with the phrase "Issue is not a synonym for problem" and quietly displayed it at meetings when the offending phrase was used.

Surprisingly, no one assaulted me, but I'm certain that, behind my back, they said I "must have issues."
 
2012-12-31 09:44:10 AM  
repeat
 
2012-12-31 09:49:00 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.


Yeah, stupid libruls. Who do they think they are, using language like some language-using libruls. Stop it, libruls! No language for you!
 
2012-12-31 09:49:52 AM  

LawrencePerson: I see the top two phrases they want to banish are the ones that remind people that liberals continue to spend insanely more money than we have. They want to memory hole "fiscal cliff" and "kick the can down the road" to distract you from the fact we're running out of road.

Greece has already run out of road.


Look who can't not talk about politics, but totally doesn't have an unhealthy obsession with it.
 
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