Saturday, 9 January 2010

Wayward Words and Fractious Phrases That Should be Banned and Binned

Let's face it - some words should just be quietly (or if they put up a struggle, then not so quietly) consigned to the dustbin of the English language.  Here are just a few of them, with an opportunity at the end for you to add to the list yourself!

Here is one from me - 'desperate search'.  Every single time someone goes missing the search becomes desperate before five minutes is up.  Is there not a single better adjective than that from which to choose?  To find out some not so wonderful words and phrases which really should go the way of the Dodo, click the link below.

Wayward Words and Fractious Phrases That Should be Banned and Binned

1 comment :

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

I agree. My worst one these days is, 'legend.' Everyone is a legend these days. People have ripped the meaning off so many beautiful words.
I hate 'lol.' People use it way too much.
I'm off my soap box now.

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