Saturday, March 1, 2014

Words and Phrases Banned on this Blog

Banned Words and Phrases:

awesome
wonderful
lovely
delightful
poignant
evocative
heartrending
laugh-out-loud
it is what it is
coming of age
OMG
folks
spot on
sublime
thank you for this
at the end of the day
great read
romp
resonate
absolutely (in place of "yes")
troops (when referring to a soldier)
hearts and minds
I'm doing good (meaning "doing well")
closure
hero
that's a good thing (with no further explanation)
in harm's way
lyrical
  • epiphany
  • bravo
    exquisite
    IMHO
    lapidary
  • that's a great question
  • to share
  • my bad
  • brilliant (as popularly used in the UK)
  • achingly

Banned words may be reinstated subject to appeals from readers. The words I have banned are ones that I come across often in news, comments and reviews. They are used so frequently that their meanings have become eroded. This implies that the people who use them are lazy, unimaginative or both.




  • If you would like to recommend other words for the list, please do so. I'm sure the list could be much longer.

1 comment:

  1. Please add to list; stoked; shout out; it is what it is.

    Please add to review list; amazing, not so much.

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