Friday, January 22, 2010

Banished Words from 2009

Shovel ready is number one on a list of Banished Words and Phrases for 2010. In honor of over use and general uselessness, Lake Superior State University (Michigan) released their 35th annual list back on January 1st. (Time Magazine, 1/18/10 p. 67) Obviously there are a lot of economic terms and some political jargon. It's amusing to read the list and agree with the most obnoxious offenders
1. Shovel ready
2. Transparent
3. Czar
4. Tweet
5. App
6. Sexting
7. Friend, as a verb
8. Teachable moment
9. In these economic times...
10. Stimulus
11. Toxic assets
12. Too big to fail
13. Bromance
14. Chillaxin'
15. Obama, as a prefix
Do you agree? Please add to the list or start the compilation of 2010 offenders.

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