Friday, January 01, 2016

"On Fleek" Inexplicably Not Included.

13 words people want banned include so, presser, vape, manspreading 

8 comments:

Deb said...

Yeah, I can do without "Give me life/my life/my heart" when referring to enjoyable but routine activities or people ("Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock gives me life," "Seeing The Force Awakens gives me life," etc.). Of course, I have teenage daughters so I'm subject to such phrases multiple times a day.

/Sadly, the person who literally did give them life, their mother, is usually missing from comments such as these.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

When you hear someone say "Donald Trump gives me life" it's time to move.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Jackie wants to put in a vote for "come with" as in, "I'm going to the store. Want to come with?"

Jerry House said...

As one with a teenaged granddaughter, I find the word "literally" literally overused and/or improperly used in almost every sentence uttered

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Literally!

Once in a while Jackie turns on the beginning of LIVE in the morning and says that Kelly Ripa - who is far from a teenager, even though she acts it at times - says 'literally' in almost every sentence.

Don Coffin said...

Interestingly, 6 of those are not actually words, but phrases. Maybe the writer is not aware of the difference?

Bill Crider said...

I wondered the same thing, Don.

Anonymous said...

As proof that I'm way, way out of it (and proud of it!), your headline, Bill, was my first exposure to "on fleek". I had to look it up. With luck, I'll never see or hear it again. However, watching football as I do, I'm constantly annoyed by "the edge" and "in space", neither of which were in the announcers' lexicon a few years ago.
Art Scott