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Old January 6 2009, 04:41 AM   #31
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Re: Annual List of Words to Be Banished

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"Your Mom" - ask a question, you have a 50% chance of getting this as an answer. I was resetting the master computer password a few weeks ago and asked a co-worker for a suggestion and got this. I used it.
I much prefer the Glasgow variant 'Yer maw'. It was the first Glaswegian slang I learned and one day I will say it convincingly.

'Would of' is high on my hate list. It's one of those small things that has me close to snapping every time I read it.
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Old January 6 2009, 05:06 AM   #32
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Old January 6 2009, 06:19 AM   #33
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^ on a related note, automagical.
Aww but I like using automagical. It goes so well with plug n pray to describe how computers detect new devices.
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Old January 6 2009, 06:55 AM   #34
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Nancy & Grace with out the '&'
anything from a RAP album.
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Old January 6 2009, 07:51 AM   #35
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"Creepy".
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Old January 6 2009, 08:26 AM   #36
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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.
I <3 the <3 symbol. And use it all the time. So do a lot of the people I talk to. You clearly just don't talk to the right people
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Old January 6 2009, 08:41 AM   #37
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I think the only stuff I really don't want to hear anymore would be "Maverick" "Real America" "Wall Street/Main Street"

That's about it.

There are plenty words I wouldn't mind going the rest of my life without ever hearing again, but none that really "grate" on me.
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Old January 6 2009, 09:08 AM   #38
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um, what about the school which isnt called a school, can school be a banned word?
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Old January 6 2009, 09:14 AM   #39
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Some things I've been hearing at work have greatly irritated me all last year:

"What the French?" - as a substitute for the other F-word. I work at a place where 'blue' language is the norm, so I'm at a loss as to why someone introduced this one.
It's funnier if you add the word "toast" to the end.

"Straight up"
The only time this phrase should be used is when people are ordering alcohol.
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Old January 6 2009, 11:39 AM   #40
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^ Banished in the name of diversity and tolerance?
Since they are the enemies of those things, you are being more ironic than you know. However, I'd be happy to see all ideologues go, replaced by sane, rational people. What a world that would. My guesstimate is that we'd have a ginormous amount of fantastical change. And monkeys. I'd <3 that.
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Old January 6 2009, 11:44 AM   #41
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^ Banished in the name of diversity and tolerance?
Since they are the enemies of those things, you are being more ironic than you know. However, I'd be happy to see all ideologues go, replaced by sane, rational people. What a world that would. My guesstimate is that we'd have a ginormous amount of fantastical change. And monkeys. I'd <3 that.
This post makes me wish I could smack internet people.
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Old January 6 2009, 11:49 AM   #42
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Monkey hater!
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Old January 6 2009, 12:34 PM   #43
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- First Name the Occupation (Joe the Plumber and spin-offs)
- Maverick
- "Real" America
- Twitter
- Hypermiling
- Windows Mojave
- Web 2.0 (not really new though)
- Bailout
- Embolden
- Absotively
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Old January 6 2009, 12:40 PM   #44
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"The GREATEST most TESTED scientific theory in the WHOLE HISTORY OF SCIENCE!"

Though I guess only nerds care about that.

Also, sombreros.
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Old January 6 2009, 03:36 PM   #45
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"I'm a PC, and I wrestle porcupines in Mexico for money" and other alternatives. Guess what, Microsoft. These commercials actually convinced me never to buy a PC again.
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