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crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
edited February 2019 in The cake stop
What words should be deleted from the English vocabulary forever more?

I’ll start:-

Bae
Holistic
LOL
Soz
Preggers
Like (at the end of every f*cking sentence!)

I’m sure with a bit more thought I’ll come up with quite a few more.

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  • ProssPross Posts: 36,480
    Basically
    So (at the start of a sentence)
  • Sustainable
    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 25,106
    Holistic, basically and sustainable are all perfectly good words, just over- and misused.
    1985 Mercian King of Mercia - work in progress (Hah! Who am I kidding?)
    Pinnacle Monzonite

    Part of the anti-growth coalition
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 11,703
    What is bae? Iz I not down wiv da kidz?
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Brexit
    Hard
    Cameron
    Backstop
    Europe
    Vote
    Customs
    Union
    No
    Deal
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    FocusZing wrote:
    Brexit
    Hard
    Cameron
    Backstop
    Europe
    Vote
    Customs
    Union
    No
    Deal
    Oh
    Shoot
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Cake
    And
    Eat
    It
  • robert88robert88 Posts: 2,696
    'Boris' when conflated with 'Johnson'
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,770
    * Literally (at beginning of every sentence. Ugh!)
    * Extreme/Xtreme
    * Cogent
    * Synergy (one of my most hated as over used by managers and directors to make them appear intelligent )
    * Holistic
    * Vegan
    * Sick
    * So (when VERY is the correct adverb to use)
    * F**k (now over used to point of losing its impact)
    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,567
    Brifters
  • ProssPross Posts: 36,480
    Super, another that's used too often and out of context. I'd be super happy to see it banned.
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 2,241
    Poo
    Hubby
    So (as above at the start of a sentence)
    Hun (unless in conjunction with Atilla and his ilk)
    Rees
    Jacob
    Mogg
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • big_harvbig_harv Posts: 512
    Synchronicity- was a great album in its day and is a defined word, however I doubt many use it as intended.
  • Listen, at the start of a sentence.
    should of used giantorangecannon
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,567
    Doggo
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Pross wrote:
    Super, another that's used too often and out of context. I'd be super happy to see it banned.

    We've just acquired a whole lot of 'Merican colleagues. I don't know what kind of amphetamines they are on but 'super excited' seems to be their default setting.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    chillax
    staycation
    anything said by the beckhams
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • ProssPross Posts: 36,480
    chillax
    staycation
    anything said by the beckhams

    Yes, staycation is a good call. There are a few others along those lines as well such as 'fakeaway' when all you are doing is cooking a meal that you could buy from a takeaway.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Pross wrote:
    chillax
    staycation
    anything said by the beckhams

    Yes, staycation is a good call.

    On that subject - add in vacation as well. Holiday is fine.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • robert88robert88 Posts: 2,696
    Honda
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Robert88 wrote:
    Honda

    on the same lines:

    Farage.

    Causation & effects you see ....
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 49,311
    mrfpb wrote:
    Doggo

    But if that were an invite to a car park somewhere?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Essay
  • ProssPross Posts: 36,480
    Bro
  • literally. When people say it literally all the time.
    Bikes are OK, I guess... :-)

    2008 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp.
    2013 Trek 1.2
    1982 Holdsworth Elan.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Influencers. Youtubers, Instagram types who use their influence to influence people who are easily influenced.
  • mudsucker wrote:
    literally. When people say it literally all the time.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-a ... -literally
    If you would like to broaden your complaint slightly, and insist that the original meaning of literal is the only proper one, go right ahead (although, before committing to this, you should be aware that this will restrict you to using literal when you mean “of, relating to, or expressed in letters”).

    chillax about it.
  • GasmanGasman Posts: 530
    "Absolutely" when indicating agreement.
    I'm gonna live for ever. . .or die trying!!
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