Skip to comments.List: No love for 'fiscal cliff,' 'spoiler alert'
Posted on 01/01/2013 4:35:07 PM PST by Badabing Badablonde
DETROIT (AP) Spoiler alert: This story contains words and phrases that some people want to ban from the English language. "Spoiler alert" is among them. So are "kick the can down the road," ''trending" and "bucket list."
"Spoiler alert," the seemingly thoughtful way to warn readers or viewers about looming references to a key plot point in a film or TV show, nevertheless passed its use-by date for many, including Joseph Foly, of Fremont, Calif. He argued in his submission the phrase is "used as an obnoxious way to show one has trivial information and is about to use it, no matter what."
Other terms coming in for a literary lashing are "superfood," ''guru," ''job creators" and "double down."
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BTT. At the end of the day these totally awesome words are only cliches to be avoided like the plague. So I’m like, “Dude, what did you vote for 0bama for?” and he’s like, “I wanna stick it to The Man” and I’m like “Dude, he is The Man,” and he’s like,”oh wow sorry dude I thot he was the shizzle” and I’m like, “Whatever.” You know what I’m sayin’?
ARGH!....you just made my head explode!!!
“Millionaires and Billionaires”
“Because it’s the Right thing to do”
Various and sundry percentages..the 1%, the 99%, the 47%, the 51%.
Can the man use any other descriptor?
How about “Bush Tax Cuts For The Wealthy”? If that one were tires there wouldn’t be any tread left.
Ugh, flashback.....my ex always used that word to label files....”bank stuff”, “tax stuff”, “student loan stuff”....