One of those inevitable year-end traditions is Lake Superior State University's List of Banished Words
, led this year by the currently ubiquitous "Fiscal Cliff"
, followed by the related political/economic shorthand "Kick the Can Down the Road"
. Of course, "YOLO"
is on the list (as I predicted
), along with "Double Down"
(surprisingly NOT in reference to the KFC menu item
), "Job Creators"
, "Spoiler Alert"
, "Bucket List"
(didn't Mike Myers kill that word in 2008?
), the marketing-speak "Superfood"
, the twitter-driven verbed noun "Trending"
, the oxymoronic "Boneless Wings"
and this year's pick for 'word that has lost all meaning': "Passionate"
. Of course, Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV, an acronym not yet banned, but give it time...)
posted by oneswellfoop
on Dec 31, 2012 -