Friday, January 2, 2015

Five on Friday

By now anyone who regularly reads this blogs knows that Five on Friday is seldom five and often not on Friday.  I thought of changing the name, but why change with a good thing?

And in that tradition, the following is a list of more than five words and phrases I’d like to see retired in 2015.

In no particular order.

Robust – politicians, realtors and investment people seem to like this word.  A robust market, for example. 

Transparent – often used with robust.  A robust and transparent investigation

With teeth - a robust and transparent investigation, with teeth   This particular investigation is meant to do more than just look pretty.

I can’t even   well then, please don’t

----porn  (as in food porn.) 

BAE – unless you are Pharrell, you probably shouldn’t call your beloved this acronym for Before Anyone Else

Sorry not sorry – oh so clever. Reminds me of the previously-retired "what part of no…"

Hashtag -  it’s #Annoying #Ridiculous and #Distracting and says more about the person using it than they might ever imagine

Twittersphere – where is this place?

Hipster - you know, that guy who looks like he should be featured on a Smith Brothers cough drop box

Selfie – No surprise here. We all absolutely know this word must go. The funniest selfie moments for me this year were in Disney, seeing people standing in front of Cinderella's Castle, smiling broadly in the “I’m having a wonderful time” position, then clicking off their phone and immediately returning to their usual scowl.

I shall try diligently to retire my two favorite - and completely exhausted - words: awesome and amazing. #Resolution #New Years #Buffoon


Brandie said...

hahaha...this is great, Teri! I'm guilty of a few of these. I agree that BAE is really annoying. And I hate 'Food Porn'!!

:) Happy New Year!

Aimeslee said...

Bwahaha, what a great stand-up routine, Teri! teehee That's what it is, right? Don't tell me no, since awesome and amazing are never leaving my lexicon (and I love how peeps make fun of actual Twitsters with the misused fake mocking of the #words). #thisiswhatimean #don'ttakemysemanticcrutches

Monica said...

I give up posting Xochitl has walk on the keyboard so often Mr. Google sends her messages and snaps at me!

Janet Ghio said...

Transparent--yes retire that word! and the phrase "I take full responsibility" and one more--I am sick and tired of the word "booty" and I am sick and tired of the obsession with Kim kardashian and hers!!

Eileen Bellomo said...

Awesome and amazing list!

And may I add DH for darling husband? #itmakesmewanttopuke

Lisa said...

We can't retire "hipster" at my house - my middle one is one!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Teri,
Thank you for your visit. You asked where I store all my teacups. Well, I have a china cabinet, a kitchen cabinet, and a couple of other little cabinets that I store them in. The rest are tucked away in a tote until I need them. The teacups are actually easy to store. The teapots, on the other hand, are another matter. Have a lovely day.


Art and Sand said...

Such fun to read - I made sure not to use awesome or amazing.

Aimeslee said...

Great post! One thing tho. Seems to me that retiring awesome and amazing would be like turning your back on your whole life. Isn't that how long you've used those words? I mean, why stop now? LOL xoxo(#groovycoolneatostayin'withmetothegrave)

Aimeslee said...

Oh geebus, I already posted as much! Ack! Well, never mind. haha xoxo