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 Posted:   Dec 25, 2009 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Happy holidays" instead of "Happy Christmas". Actually, there've always been euphemisms like "compliments of the season" or "good tidings" but none that's a subversion of the actual greeting.

It's like someone's walking on eggshells while trying to be nice and not offend. So sad. I'm of the view that there are people who *like* being "offended" because they can draw attention to themselves. mad

 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2009 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I'm of the view that there are people who *like* being "offended" because they can draw attention to themselves. mad

Oh, there are! But the sad thing is they don't know it. They don't know they're doing it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2009 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm of the view that there are people who *like* being "offended" because they can draw attention to themselves. mad

Oh, there are! But the sad thing is they don't know it. They don't know they're doing it.


If there's one thing about life I've learned is that success in dealing with others hinges on how well one can recognize and work around other peoples' emotional/psychological hangups.

 
 Posted:   Dec 25, 2009 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   VoiceOfWorldControl   (Member)

"Pre-existing."

Existence is existence, and something can't exist before it existed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2010 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

Here are the words from 2009 that have (or at least should be) banned:

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1951248,00.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Fnation+%28TIME%3A+Top+Nation+Stories%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2010 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

"Pre-existing."

Existence is existence, and something can't exist before it existed.


Yes, but it can have existed before now, or before any given specific point.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2010 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   Ebab   (Member)

[Sorry, never mind.]

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2010 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Oscar -bait

no one makes a film to 'win' an Oscar
it is hard enough to get a film made in the first place, esp. a good film

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2010 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

"And I Quote..."

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

"_____ Explosion"

Like when they're advertising a show or club: "It's a Comedy Explosion!", "It's a Latin Explosion!"

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

"_____ Explosion"

Like when they're advertising a show or club: "It's a Comedy Explosion!", "It's a Latin Explosion!"



You never hear this:

"It's a Film Score Explosion!"

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Sales event"

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I see this often used in newspaper/magazine/internet feature story headlines - variations on THE WIZARD OF OZ's "Lions and tigers and bears - oh my!" Three words strung together followed by that "oh my!" So lazy and grating.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Oscar -bait

no one makes a film to 'win' an Oscar
it is hard enough to get a film made in the first place, esp. a good film


You know the motives of every actor and director who ever lived? And I don't think it's that hard to get a film made if you already have the power and position.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Oscar -bait

no one makes a film to 'win' an Oscar
it is hard enough to get a film made in the first place, esp. a good film


You know the motives of every actor and director who ever lived? And I don't think it's that hard to get a film made if you already have the power and position.


bite me!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

What I wish would go away is POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. Of course everyone should be tactful and respectful, but when the time calls for it, an apple should be an apple and an orange an orange. Whatever happened to common sense, truth, and the facts ???

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Co-conspirator. Since it takes at least two people to have a conspiracy, it's redundant to put the prefix "co" in front of conspirator. But we could fill a whole new thread with frequently misused words.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

Co-conspirator. Since it takes at least two people to have a conspiracy, it's redundant to put the prefix "co" in front of conspirator. But we could fill a whole new thread with frequently misused words.

Actually, I think that's used in reference to the other person. "Jeff was Bob's co-conspirator."

"Jeff was Bob's conspirator" doesn't work quite as well.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

You don't say co-conspirator for the same reason you don't say co-partner. It is grammatically incorrect. As I explained, you cannot conspire with yourself, so co-conspirator is redundant and incorrect.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2010 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

"in glorious mono"

No need to dress it up like it's going to the prom. It's mono. Better than nothing, but still mono.

EDIT: Or maybe it's written tongue-in-cheek and I was just slow to grasp the joke.

 
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