Saturday, December 31, 2005

Words and phrases that need to die in 2006

Thanks to the constant mongering of the English language, here is a list of words or phrases that should disappear in 2006.

-- party it up (I can't even begin to say how much I hate this one.)
-- I can't even begin to say... (You just did.)
-- good to go
-- at the end of the day
-- give him props
-- out of harm's way
-- literally (When used wrong, which is 99 percent of the time.)
-- ironic (When used wrong, which is 99 percent of the time. Dammit Alanis.)
-- it is what it is
-- thrown under the bus
-- win-win situation/no-win situation
-- taking it to the next level
-- on the game (Dumb sportswriting phrase.)
-- zero tolerance
-- make no mistake
-- jump the shark (I still don't know what that means.)
-- insurgents
-- student-athlete
-- ESPN reports...
-- war on terror (War was never formally declared.)
-- The (team, organization, etc.) have a quality/good/bad (position) in (name)
-- haters

I'm sure there's more.

Edit: After exploring dictionary.com, I found something that is sort of funny.

1 entry found for shitkicker.
shit·kick·er P Pronunciation Key (shtkkr)
n. Vulgar Slang
1. A coarse unsophisticated person.
2. A big heavy shoe or boot.

1 Comments:

Blogger Benoit Lapierre said...

Happy new years from Canada
Your blog is very interesting.
Keep on going !

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