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2008 banished words
« on: December 31, 2007, 03:23:01 PM »


http://www.startribune.com/local/12941401.html

Organic, webinar, "a perfect storm" and "it is what it is" -- they are among the words and phrases that send shivers up and down the spines of English language purists who say they are overused, misused, have no use, and should be banned.

The 19 words and phrases included on the 2008 List of Words Banished came from more than 2,000 nominations sent to Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., which has been publishing its list of affronts to the English language for 33 years............

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http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php
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Re: 2008 banished words
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 03:27:05 PM »

Will the dumbassness never end?
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Re: 2008 banished words
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 03:34:19 PM »

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it is what it is
My sister used to say this ALL the time, until I started using it back. LOL
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Re: 2008 banished words
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007, 03:52:12 PM »

I vote to decimate this thread.
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007, 04:04:25 PM »

oh no he din't
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2008, 06:09:38 AM »

I'm sick of the phrase "it is what it is". 

And I used it yesterday for the first time.  My wife looked at me like I was crazy, and my eyes widened in amazement!  I couldn't believe I had actually used that phrase. Shocked Shocked

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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2008, 08:48:10 AM »

I'm sick of the phrase "it is what it is". 

And I used it yesterday for the first time.  My wife looked at me like I was crazy, and my eyes widened in amazement!  I couldn't believe I had actually used that phrase. Shocked Shocked



you are who you thought you are.
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Re: 2008 banished words
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2008, 08:51:22 AM »

So much for my everyday working vernacular
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2008, 09:15:55 AM »

LOL I knew sooner or later someone would break out the red latex "hat". Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2008, 09:23:34 AM »

LOL I knew sooner or later someone would break out the red latex "hat". Grin

Couldn't help myself.  I just couldn't.
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2008, 10:00:22 AM »

. . . you are who you thought you are.

Apparently. Shocked
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Re: 2008 banished words
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2008, 10:24:22 AM »

Can we banish "dude"?

*note* not THE Dude.
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2008, 10:43:11 AM »

I'm sick of the phrase "it is what it is". 
As opposed to Zappa writing "What you is is what you is" which was just a great line, the next person that says to my face "it is what it is" I'm gonna give them the Moe Howard bitch slap.

And if they say "it is what it is dude" I may just have to kill them.
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2008, 10:44:52 AM »


. . . And if they say "it is what it is dude" I may just have to kill them.

Any you'd probably get off. Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2008, 10:53:31 AM »


. . . And if they say "it is what it is dude" I may just have to kill them.

Any you'd probably get off. Grin

LOL...nah...I'm not rich enough to beat a murder rap.  Grin
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