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1171, which says, “Although the ‘price point’ of effective new drugs…may initially be out of reach for many patients…” “It has no ‘point.’ It is just a ‘price.’” – Guy Michael, Cherry Hill, N. “Usually used in a sentence explaining the ‘secret’ in excruciating public detail. “Whether it’s a ‘free gift’ (banished in 1988) or droopy clothing, this word is neither useful nor fancy.” – Jeff Drake, Saint Albans, West Va.
Is this a metaphor for business success based on the fast food industry? “It has become too frequent in business discussions. “An annoying bit of hyperbole about the latest saucy picture or controversy that is already becoming trite.” – Tim Bednall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia “Meaning a post or video or whatever will have so much Internet traffic that it will ‘break the internet.’ It’s being used for every headline and video. “I hope the list doesn’t ‘break the internet.’ (How else would I read it next year)? “It seems as if every politician who makes a statement has to ‘walk it back,’ meaning retract the statement, or explain it in laborious detail to the extent that the statement no longer has any validity or meaning once it has been ‘walked back.’” – Max Hill, Killeen, Tex. Kenneth Ross of Glastonbury, Conn., and Bob Priddy of Jefferson City, Mo., were among many who saw this storming in last January. “The word has become so overused that it is not ‘swag’ to not use the word ‘swag.'” – Devin, Farwell, Mich.
Pre-owned – What is so disgraceful about owning a used car now and then? Firings, quitting, and retirements are streamlined into “offboarding.” Nothingburger – Says nothing that ‘nothing’ doesn’t already. Let that sink in – One could say shocking, profound, or important. Let me ask you this – Wholly unnecessary statement. Impactful – A frivolous word groping for something ‘effective’ or ‘influential.’ Covfefe – An impulsive typo, born into a 140-character universe, somehow missed by the autocorrect feature.
Onboarding / Offboarding – Creature from the HR Lagoon. Drill Down – Instead of expanding on a statement, we “drill down on it.” Fake News – Once upon a time stories could be empirically disproved. Hot Water Heater – Hot water does not need to be heated.
Nearly all who nominated it found a way to use it in their entries, so we wonder if they’re really willing to let go. “It’s #obnoxious #ridiculous #annoying and I wish it would disappear.” – Jen, Sault Ste. It received nearly as many nominations as “selfie” and “twerk” from coast to coast in the U. It is an insult to the millions of dads who are the primary caregivers for their children. Used by members of each political party when describing members of the other.
#goodluckwiththat “A technical term for a useful means of categorizing content in social media, the word is abused as an interjection in verbal conversation and advertising. A wandering prefix (see 2010’s “Obama-“) finally settles down.
Should not empower dads to pursue a sedentary lifestyle. Selfie Drone – In what could be an ominous development, the selfie – an irritating habit of constantly photographing and posting oneself to social media – is being handed off to a flying camera. Frankenfruit – Another food group co-opted by “frankenfood.” Not to be confused with other forms of genetically modified language. “It has become widespread to the point of an epidemic,” said a sickened John from Philadelphia, Penn.
Needs to be shown the door along with “soccer mom(s)” and “Joe Sixpack” (banned in 1997). On Fleek – Anything that is on-point, perfectly executed, or looking good.Post-Truth – To paraphrase the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, we are entitled to our own opinions but not to our own facts. What’s considered as such is best left to historians rather than the contemporary media. Golf greens are the closest grass comes to being manicured. Needs to return to its genesis: perfectly groomed eyebrows. Ghost – To abruptly end communication, especially on social media.Guesstimate – When : 8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning. Bigly – Did the candidate say “big league” or utter this 19th-Century word that means, ? Is it rejection angst, or is this word really as overused as word-banishment nominators contend? Dadbod – The flabby opposite of a chiseled-body male ideal. ” – The Committee is not sure why this malapropism got nominators’ dander up in 2016.– Beth, Anchorage, Alaska “I am not sure who is responsible, but over the last 12-18 months you cannot watch a sporting event, listen to a sports talk show on radio, or anything on ESPN without someone using this term to attempt to describe an athlete or a contest.” – Dan Beitzel, Perrysburg, Ohio “Every time I hear them say it, I change the channel.” – Brenda Ruffing, Jackson, Mich. News flash: We ALL like food.” – Graydeon De Camp, Elk Rapids, Mich. “It used to have a special significance reserved mainly for fine art and museums. Monthly food and clothing subscription boxes claim to be finely ‘curated.’ Instead of abusing curated, why don’t they say what they really mean: ‘We did an online search and posted the first 25 items we found’ or the ‘curated selection of items in your box this month are a mix of paid placements and products that have failed to sell elsewhere.'” – Samantha Mc Cormick, Kirkland, Wash. I’ve heard Charlie Rose use it, as well as countless numbers of news talking heads, usually for all the wrong reasons. Nobody cares about you.” — David, Lake Mills, Wisc. This common way of describing an automobile collision has now made it from conversation into the news reports.“I’ve heard of cooks and chefs, and gourmets and gourmands, but what the heck is a ‘foodie’? “Example on the ‘Net today: ‘Get a curated box of high-end treats and toys (all tailored to the size of your pup) shipped right to your doggie door.’ – I have heard and read the word ‘curated’ far too many times this year.” – Deb, Portland, Ore. “It’s used all too frequently on news programs, as in, ‘What is your ‘takeaway’ on (a given situation.’ ‘What is our ‘takeaway’ on Congress’ vote? For me, a takeaway is a sports term, where one team is controlling the ball (or puck) and the other steals it, or took it away – a ‘takeaway.’ In the U. Dayna of Rochester Hills, Mich., laments how many people observe “Selfie Sunday” in social media, and Josh of Tucson, Ariz., asks, “Why can’t we have more selflessies? said, “All evidence of Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance must be deleted,” but it seems that many had just as much fun as Miley did on stage when they submitted their nominations. While the accident’s layout does, indeed, resemble its namesake cut of beef, we’d prefer to dispense with the collateral imagery and enjoy a great steak.