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    Banished Words for 2011

    from LSSU:

    http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php

    Are there any other words or phrases which should be banished?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    from LSSU:

    http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php

    Are there any other words or phrases which should be banished?
    Yes, two words i.e. multi culturisme
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    nouveau cuisine (as well as the fact)

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    I like these words as they provide fodder for humour. How am I going to feel superior unless someone else uses daft words.

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    I have a soft spot for "epic". I feel I was in on that one at its miscarriage.

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    epiphany, when used in place of Eureka
    Voices mysterious far and near,
    Sound of the wind and sound of the sea,
    Are calling and whispering in my ear,
    Whifflingpin! Why stayest thou here?

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    'Worklessness'. Sadly it's probably going to be the word of 2011, but it grates on my nerves.
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    I agree with all of them (except using Google as a verb), especially "epic," "fail," and "I'm just sayin'," even though I say them all sometimes.

    And, I know what you mean, Prendrelemick. I felt like I was in on "fail" and "epic," but now it's just overused fratboy talk.

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    "Monetized" -- Not on the current list, but maybe in previous years? Hearing "monetized" is like the proverbial fingernail scratch on a blackboard.

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    http://thinkexist.com/search/searchq...=see+you+later


    A real cool site I chanced upon whilst searching for a way to say 'goodbye' without it sounding final


    p.s. I've got nothing against 'goodbye' - I just wanted a way to say if friendlier, temporary
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    You're leaving?

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    "I've got nothing against 'goodbye' - I just wanted a way to say if friendlier, temporary"

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    Voices mysterious far and near,
    Sound of the wind and sound of the sea,
    Are calling and whispering in my ear,
    Whifflingpin! Why stayest thou here?

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    I agree with Julio Appling on the "I'm just sayin'" phrase.
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    When people use the phrase, or its relations, "I don't mean to be rude but.." or "I don't want to cause a fuss but..."

    Yes you do.

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