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    To be, or not to be. misterreplicant's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulclem View Post
    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.
    Absolutely.
    If you really don't want to be rude, don't.
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    Some of those text abbrvs - but most of all, 'lol'

    Perhaps if it was in some way onomatopoetic, but it's the worst


    Imagine in the real world if that was the sound everyone made when they laughed

    'Lol!'


    No thanks


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    I agree with most of them, but a few are OK, I'm just sayin'....
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    I'd love it if they would ban the word "emo." When I was in my mid-teens, it used to describe a style of Coheed and Cambria-esque music that branches off of punk rock (which I still didn't like, but still). Now, it would seem to be the new word for any douchebag with his fringe in his face, black nailpolish and jeans so tight that they inhibit sperm production. *Sigh* That word needs to die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MystyrMystyry View Post
    Some of those text abbrvs - but most of all, 'lol'

    Perhaps if it was in some way onomatopoetic, but it's the worst


    Imagine in the real world if that was the sound everyone made when they laughed

    'Lol!'


    No thanks


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    Right MM. I used to like it but some people overuse and misuse it so much that I have developed a kind of aversion for it.

    I'm glad that the list includes the term "Live life to the fullest." Just can't stand this stupid phrase.

    I've seen many people (in my city) using "attitude" in the sense of "pride" in a negative way. Perhaps it is a local usage. I don't like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuniperWoolf View Post
    I'd love it if they would ban the word "emo." When I was in my mid-teens, it used to describe a style of Coheed and Cambria-esque music that branches off of punk rock (which I still didn't like, but still). Now, it would seem to be the new word for any douchebag with his fringe in his face, black nailpolish and jeans so tight that they inhibit sperm production. *Sigh* That word needs to die.
    The word "emo" wants itself to die, you will have no issues there.

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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?
    Some of the words on the list I never heard of, such as, "mama grizzlies", "BFF" and "refudiate".

    But the banished list is small. Robert Hartwell Fiske compiled a list of 5000 "overused words and phrases and alternatives to them" that he called The Dimwit's Dictionary which makes amusing reading as long as I don't catch myself using something in his collection.

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