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"Shaming" is the most overused word in the last five years.

There, I said it.

by Anonymousreply 3806/06/2020

you're shaming shaming

by Anonymousreply 105/24/2020

OP is a snowflake.

by Anonymousreply 205/24/2020

SO true. Everything is normalized these days by the SJWs. Fatshaming. slutshaming etc.

by Anonymousreply 305/24/2020

I'm going to shame you for creating this thread.

by Anonymousreply 405/24/2020

Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me... You can't get fooled again!

by Anonymousreply 505/24/2020

No, the most overused word in the last five years is "AWESOME!" -- unless it's "AMAZING!" or "EXTRAORDINARY!" or "REMARKABLE!" or "INCREDIBLE!" or "TERRIFIC!". That sad state of affairs is exacerbated by the Pres of the USA being so loquacious with such a limited vocabulary, but it started long before him and continues apace.

Lately, the category includes "priority", as in: "Our number one priority is the safety of our customers and staff/employees/associates". Not to mention "these trying times", "unprecedented", "challenging", "impactful", and "together".

Thoughts and prayers for the fate of the English language.

by Anonymousreply 605/24/2020

Does "non-binary" come in second?

by Anonymousreply 705/24/2020

Iconic. Everything is iconic.

by Anonymousreply 805/24/2020

Fake... needs to go along with Twitler.

by Anonymousreply 905/24/2020

Yes, R8. And when everything is iconic, nothing is iconic.

by Anonymousreply 1005/24/2020

bump is

by Anonymousreply 1105/24/2020

"Trump 2020" is the most overused!!!

by Anonymousreply 1205/24/2020

My vote are for "offensive" and "problematic", used and overused for people with thin skin and lack of real problems.

by Anonymousreply 1305/24/2020

"civility" : always used an excuse for barbarism.

by Anonymousreply 1405/24/2020

“Triggered”

Some people are triggered by everything. It’s “exhausting.”

by Anonymousreply 1505/24/2020

I'm wooking to get wid of a widdow gway "rabbit hole."

by Anonymousreply 1605/24/2020

I have nothing against metaphors -- in fact, an apt one is ingenious and can be evocative. But "a ton of" is gratingly inaccurate unless it refers to something that's capable of being weighed (preferably in amounts exceeding 2,000 pounds) -- there can be no such thing as "a ton of" statistics or gossip or injustice, etc. And the phrase is not inherently poetic or otherwise worth resorting to, yet literally everyone seems to be using it! My own personal rule is that only whales, elephants, mine cave-ins, and volcanic eruption outputs should be described in terms of tons -- for everything else, let us seek one of the many other fine adjectives available in the English language, such as slews, scads, myriad, etc.

by Anonymousreply 1706/04/2020

[quote]My own personal rule is that only whales, elephants, mine cave-ins, and volcanic eruption outputs should be described in terms of tons -- for everything else, let us seek one of the many other fine adjectives available in the English language, such as slews, scads, myriad, etc.

"Tons" is a noun, r17. So are "slews" and "scads." I'll give you "myriad," a lovely adjective now used by some as a noun.

by Anonymousreply 1806/04/2020

The funniest one is "slut shaming ". Realistically, slut shaming hasn't existed in the mainstream for at least over a decade. With the exception of some very conservative rural communities. And even there many 22 year olds already have kids by multiple partners.

by Anonymousreply 1906/04/2020

Shaming is the new bashing. Canceling is the new shaming.

by Anonymousreply 2006/04/2020

Slut.

by Anonymousreply 2106/04/2020

shame on OP

by Anonymousreply 2206/04/2020

The actual most overused word in the last five years—a phrase, really—is "based off of" or "based out of" instead of "based on" or "based in."

by Anonymousreply 2306/04/2020

Unpack

by Anonymousreply 2406/04/2020

Yes, R24 -- and "baked in".

by Anonymousreply 2506/04/2020

It’s the Kardashian-copying millennial skanks we have to thank for everything being AMAZING and INCREDIBLE (said in their vocal fry, popping drawls.)

by Anonymousreply 2606/04/2020

My vote also goes to "problematic." Not only is the word completely overused, but most of the time people throw it around without ever actually articulating what the problem is. Which is even more "problematic."

by Anonymousreply 2706/04/2020

Omg.

by Anonymousreply 2806/05/2020

OP, there is in fact an active "There, I said it" thread. Shame on you for not searching first.

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by Anonymousreply 2906/05/2020

Another vote for “problematic.” And can we please retire “petri dish?”

by Anonymousreply 3006/05/2020

"Warrior," either as a compliment or a pejorative.

by Anonymousreply 3106/05/2020

[quote] "Shaming" is the most overused word in the last five years

Can't disagree too much. Some people could use a lesson from the wonderfully lesbionic Eleanor Roosevelt: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." So stop letting other anonymous people 'shame' you.

Oh, and 'literally' literally has no meaning anymore.

by Anonymousreply 3206/05/2020

Over-usedwords and phrases:

Werk

Not today, satan

Queer

Doja Cat (hardly used, but once is too many)

by Anonymousreply 3306/06/2020

“Start a conversation”

“Unpack”

“In these uncertain times...”

by Anonymousreply 3406/06/2020

W provided us (and comedians) with some great quotes, r5. I believe he was seriously misunderestimated...

by Anonymousreply 3506/06/2020

"Systemic", especially when it's mispronounced as "systematic", which is a different word with a different meaning.

"Significant", especially when it's misused to mean "substantial" -- being big signifies nothing other than a large size, so saying that something is "significant" to mean that it's "substantial" is a tautology.

by Anonymousreply 3606/06/2020

[quote]yet [bold]literally[/bold] everyone seems to be using it!

Pedant physician R17, heal thyself.

by Anonymousreply 3706/06/2020

No, no R18, R17 is correct.

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