Banished words 2007
Every year, LSSU takes votes from contributors on the words and phrases that should be banished and compiles them to a year-end list. The list is clever, but it's the pithy comments from contributors that make it worth reading. The banished words for 2007 include:
- NOW PLAYING IN THEATERS -- Heard in movie advertisements. Where can we see that, again?
- ARMED ROBBERY/DRUG DEAL GONE BAD -- From the news reports. What degree of "bad" don't we understand?
- COMBINED CELEBRITY NAMES -- Celebrity duos of yore -- BogCall (Bogart and Bacall), Lardy (Laurel and Hardy), and CheeChong (Cheech and Chong) -- just got lucky.
- BOASTS -- See classified advertisements for houses, says Morris Conklin of Lisboa, Portugal, as in "master bedroom boasts his-and-her fireplaces -- never 'bathroom apologizes for cracked linoleum,' or 'kitchen laments pathetic placement of electrical outlets.'"
So whaddaya think? Do you agree with the list this year? What words or phrases would you banish from the vernacular?
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