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Old January 6 2009, 12:27 AM   #16
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Re: Annual List of Words to Be Banished

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Old January 6 2009, 12:52 AM   #17
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Re: Annual List of Words to Be Banished

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And just who are they? Words are words and should go nowhere.
People, use them as you please. You don't need some damned University
to tell you what phrases and words are to be used. It's almost as bad
as fashion magazines deciding what's "in" or "out".
I'm glad to see you have a firm grasp of humor
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Old January 6 2009, 01:14 AM   #18
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Not "monkey."
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Old January 6 2009, 01:38 AM   #19
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Fantastical.

I swear to God if one more ad or review uses that form of the word I'll track the copywriter down and kill him (or her).

It's so freaking pompous and people who use it are only trying to sound more educated, literate or erudite.

Get off the faux high-falutin' bandwagon and stop trying to come off British.

Use plain old "fantastic" -- if you must.

Better yet, screw all hyperbole ... the product is usually so bad, using the word is practically fraudulent advertising.

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Old January 6 2009, 01:40 AM   #20
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^ on a related note, automagical.
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Old January 6 2009, 02:30 AM   #21
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Hullo. New member here. The word I hate the most last year is "Web 2.0". Suddenly, every so-called cyber-visionaries who come up with their usual half-baked ideas are labelling it Web 2.0. I was not aware that there are various versions of the Internet. If the future of the Web is in version 2.0, what will happen to my Web ver. 1.56 Semi-Professional-Gold Edition (TM)? Will my older version of the Internets be compatible with version 2.0? Help me, cyber-visionaries, you're my only hope.
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Old January 6 2009, 02:51 AM   #22
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^ I had the same thoughts when I kept hearing "Web 2.0." It's just silly.

The <3 symbol surprises me a bit because if they were going to choose any year to put it on the list, it should have been about 2003. It was all the rage when I was in high school. I have yearbook entries with fricken' sideways heart symbols in them. I don't really see it much anymore though.
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Old January 6 2009, 03:20 AM   #23
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Old January 6 2009, 03:21 AM   #24
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Old January 6 2009, 03:23 AM   #25
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Hullo. New member here. The word I hate the most last year is "Web 2.0". Suddenly, every so-called cyber-visionaries who come up with their usual half-baked ideas are labelling it Web 2.0.
That's how you get VC funding from people who don't really know what to invest in right now.
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Old January 6 2009, 03:26 AM   #26
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Old January 6 2009, 03:29 AM   #27
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Old January 6 2009, 03:37 AM   #29
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^ Banished in the name of diversity and tolerance?
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Old January 6 2009, 03:40 AM   #30
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I'm missing something (half of my wits... ) - what's wrong with "monkey"?
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