If you use any of the following terms, I will temporarily mute you for 2 minutes…..
#1 – the word “literally”
“literally” – I refuse to acknowledge any addendum to Webster’s definition. Literally DOES NOT mean figuratively. Period. I also believe this word is over used in general, whether it is used properly or not. Just stop.
#2 – Shout Outs!
“Shout Outs!” – 89 year old women give shout outs. I don’t. Neither should you. Until a better alternative arises, go with “Big Ups!” or “Props!”
#3 – “in terms of”
“in terms of” (idiom): regarding something; concerning something.
I don’t know what to do in terms of John’s problem. Now, in terms of your proposal, don’t you think you’re asking for too much?
See also: BULL SHIT NONSENSE FILLER FOR TALKING HEADS TO USE TO PUNCTUATE THEIR EMPTY RHETORICAL SOUNDBITES ON CABLE NEWS AND BLOGS.
4 – “at the end of the day”
“at the end of the day” (informal idiom): something that you say before you say what you believe to be the most important fact of a situation.
Sure we missed our best player but at the end of the day, John, we just didn’t play well enough to win the game. At the end of the day, what matters is that you’re safe.
SMDH… Nothing matters at the beginning of the day? Only the end. Who decided this?!
This is a work in progress. More banned terms will be added and updated as necessary…..
This is a recreating of a previously published blog here: