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Words to Retire in 2011 - 5 Cents
Posted by: Mark Nichols

29 Dec 2011

2012 is almost upon us. Its time to retire some words and phrases in 2011 (in other words, hopefully they dont get used in 2012).


5. Threw up a little in my mouth - used to show disgust at something. Used to be funny. Now it feels very 2007 or something. Blah. Not that I have anything against 2007.


4. Any nickname for President Obama such as Obummer or referencing his middle name of Hussein as if hes a Muslim. Although I still find Obammy endearing.


3. [fill in a word] much? This had its moment of hilarity, but now I find it a little too preachy. Although I could use it right now regarding my state of mind: annoyed much?


2. Does not a [fill in a word] make. Use of this phrase sounds like an attempt to be smart while tacitly mocking someone. Heres an example: Calling out annoying grammar does not a grammar expert make. Thanks Yoda.


1. Any nickname for Democrat or Republican. Its gotten annoying to read comments about Republicants or Republicons or Repukes. Ditto with the Demtards, etc. Any use of this kind of nickname does not make me think youre more of an authority; it does not persuade me to pay attention to your argument. Its evidence of being lazy. It takes as much thought to use one of these nicknames as it does to pound out a "top 5 phrases to retire" article.


© 2011 Dime Brothers
Category: Pet Peeves    

Reader Comments:

Another to retire
When a writer uses the following: "see Last Name, First Name" as an example. That need retiring.

People can get annoyed at tired usages (see Nichols, Mark).
08 May 2012
Another one
"You mad, bro?" on any comment board. This does not a comment make. I mean, comment much? But I still laugh a little when I see it.
09 May 2012

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