Sunday, January 02, 2011

Banished Words

Words "viral" and "epic" consigned to college trash - Yahoo! News: "This story might be epic, and could even go viral, but not if Lake Superior State University has anything to do with it. Just sayin.'
The small college in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, released on Friday its annual list of 'banished words' -- terms so overused, misused and hackneyed they deserve to be sent to a permanent linguistic trash can in the year ahead."


Cap'n Bob said...

I'd add "amazing."

Deb said...

I could do without the phrase "Beast Mode." I haven't the faintest idea as to its derivation, but my tweens say it constantly and I heard it used recently on "Around the Horn," so I'm guessing it's going to be an overused phrase for a while.