January 03, 2011

Banned words for 2011

Heard enough of these already?

A small Michigan college issued its annual banned words list which would go "viral" if it was on video - viral incidentally being one of those vastly overused words, according to Yahoo news.

The recent banned list includes:

1 Viral - agreed

2 Epic fail

3 A-ha moment (?)

4 back story - well important to writers if no one else.

5 BFF (Guilty as charged, I used it describing Sam's friend, Lita, in my children's book, Searching for a Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery.)

6 Facebook and Google as verbs

7 Mama Grizzly - yes please ban it.

8 Man Up - yeah enough.

** What have you heard enough of or hope you never hear again?

1 comment:

  1. Have to say I like all the "banned" words/phrases except Mamma Grizzly. Mamma says it all.

    The word I'd like never to hear again is "proactive". You're active or you're reactive. If you act to counter an action before it's made, you're preemptive. Just sayin'.

    Marian Allen


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