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    "Perfect storm" of cliches make bad English list

    A "surge" of overused words and phrases formed a "perfect storm" of "post-9/11" cliches in 2007, according to a U.S. university's annual list of words and phrases that deserve to be banned.

    Choosing from among 2,000 submissions, the public relations department at Michigan's Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie targeted 19 affronts to the English language in its well-known jab at the worlds of media, sports, advertising and politics.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071231/ts_nm/words_list_dc&printer=1


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    Great article, DK. I am ashamed to say that the number one offender (perfect storm) has wiggled its way into my conversations! But I'm pretty clean on all the others!

    Happy New Year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    Great article, DK. I am ashamed to say that the number one offender (perfect storm) has wiggled its way into my conversations! But I'm pretty clean on all the others!

    Happy New Year!
    Wow. We really do have some weird things in common. I was thinking the same thing looking at that list! I am so guilty of using "perfect storm."

    I hereby vow to remove it from my vocabulary!

    Happy New Year SCM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelmom View Post
    Wow. We really do have some weird things in common. I was thinking the same thing looking at that list! I am so guilty of using "perfect storm."

    I hereby vow to remove it from my vocabulary!

    Happy New Year SCM!
    Me too, angel! And Happy New Year to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    Great article, DK. I am ashamed to say that the number one offender (perfect storm) has wiggled its way into my conversations! But I'm pretty clean on all the others!

    Happy New Year!
    I use "it is what it is" alot, but that was about it from that list.

    Happy New Year!!!


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    Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (KJV)

    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

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    I wish the phrase, "Time will tell," could be stricken from the English language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    I wish the phrase, "Time will tell," could be stricken from the English language.
    My Dad absolutely despises it when people say "At the end of the day, etc..etc..."
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!

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    If they ever add...LMAO...I will be in trouble!

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    they really need to add 'nestled' to that list... it bugs the bejeezus out of me!! it's the most overused word ever, by realtors, restaurant owners, and anyone describing a business, piece of real estate, or even a whole town. as in, "this unique little bed & breakfast (house/town/etc) is NESTLED within the rolling hills of blah-de-blah'.... AaaaauuGHHAaaggh! STOP IT!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    My Dad absolutely despises it when people say "At the end of the day, etc..etc..."
    Oh yes! i find that phrase horrendous too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
    A "surge" of overused words and phrases formed a "perfect storm" of "post-9/11" cliches in 2007, according to a U.S. university's annual list of words and phrases that deserve to be banned.

    Choosing from among 2,000 submissions, the public relations department at Michigan's Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie targeted 19 affronts to the English language in its well-known jab at the worlds of media, sports, advertising and politics.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071231/ts_nm/words_list_dc&printer=1






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    Doggone, I just learned the "it is what it is" last month.

    I am not ready to let go of that yet. Or "the perfect storm."

    Hey, they both work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharlap View Post
    That movie is really scary. It was around WAY before that saying became popular. By the way...that storm REALLY happened.

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    I vote for "post 9-11" being thrown out of the media's vocabulary. That is so overused IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanws View Post
    That movie is really scary. It was around WAY before that saying became popular. By the way...that storm REALLY happened.
    Never went to the movies to see it, bought the dvd when it was released.
    Yep, I remember.

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