There, I said it.
"Shaming" is the most overused word in the last five years.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/06/2020|
you're shaming shaming
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/24/2020|
OP is a snowflake.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/24/2020|
SO true. Everything is normalized these days by the SJWs. Fatshaming. slutshaming etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/24/2020|
I'm going to shame you for creating this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/24/2020|
Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me... You can't get fooled again!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/24/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||05/24/2020|
Does "non-binary" come in second?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/24/2020|
Iconic. Everything is iconic.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/24/2020|
Fake... needs to go along with Twitler.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/24/2020|
Yes, R8. And when everything is iconic, nothing is iconic.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/24/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/24/2020|
"Trump 2020" is the most overused!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/24/2020|
My vote are for "offensive" and "problematic", used and overused for people with thin skin and lack of real problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/24/2020|
"civility" : always used an excuse for barbarism.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/24/2020|
Some people are triggered by everything. It’s “exhausting.”
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/24/2020|
I'm wooking to get wid of a widdow gway "rabbit hole."
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/24/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||06/04/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 18||06/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||06/04/2020|
Shaming is the new bashing. Canceling is the new shaming.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/04/2020|
shame on OP
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||06/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/04/2020|
Yes, R24 -- and "baked in".
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||06/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||06/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/05/2020|
OP, there is in fact an active "There, I said it" thread. Shame on you for not searching first.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/05/2020|
Another vote for “problematic.” And can we please retire “petri dish?”
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/05/2020|
"Warrior," either as a compliment or a pejorative.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/05/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 32||06/05/2020|
Over-usedwords and phrases:
Not today, satan
Doja Cat (hardly used, but once is too many)
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/06/2020|
“Start a conversation”
“In these uncertain times...”
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/06/2020|
W provided us (and comedians) with some great quotes, r5. I believe he was seriously misunderestimated...
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/06/2020|
"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 Anonymous||reply 36||06/06/2020|
[quote]yet [bold]literally[/bold] everyone seems to be using it!
Pedant physician R17, heal thyself.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/06/2020|
No, no R18, R17 is correct.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/06/2020|