*Swagger: The worst thing about the overuse of this word is nobody knows what it means and everyone uses it incorrectly.
*Meds: ER is not on anymore, please stop pretending you're Dr. Carter. The correct term is drugs.
*I's: I swear to all that is holy if I see one more person writing "this is Jim and I's new dog..." I'll just flip. Often the people who use I's also incorrectly call themselves myself.
*Hybrid: This one especially bothers me when used to describe art made by people who swagger to their scanners, scan their art, then add stuff to it in Photoshop.
*Resonate: It's faux deep. I am tired of people asking, "does this idea resonate with you?" instead of: "Whaddaya think?" Not every thing has to touch my soul deeply. I can just agree or disagree.
*Reach Out (instead of contact or talk to)
*H1N1: Nobody has it, whew. Why is it still news?
*Census: I have email from 2008 I still haven't answered, sorry no time to fill out that thing.
*Look, clearly: Oh, enough already!!!! You would be so much more clear if you would just go ahead and say whatever it is, instead of asking that everyone let you be clear. Let me be clear: at the end of the day, all this meta speak does not resonate with me at all.
*Miss: For reasons I still haven't figured out, adults call me Miss Linda. This must stop. I am not a kindergarten teacher and if I were, it would still not be ok.
And to balance things out, some words we still love and use way too often, probably to the annoyance of everyone around us:
*What?!<--- actually, we say this one with an English accent. We are so affected. It's more like WOT?!
*What can choo do? <--- Buddha bless Ignacio.
*Kill me now!
*I am soooo done!
We really do speak with exclamation points.
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