Needs to be shown the door along with “soccer mom(s)” and “Joe Sixpack” (banned in 1997). On Fleek – Anything that is on-point, perfectly executed, or looking good.Post-Truth – To paraphrase the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, we are entitled to our own opinions but not to our own facts. What’s considered as such is best left to historians rather than the contemporary media. Golf greens are the closest grass comes to being manicured. Needs to return to its genesis: perfectly groomed eyebrows. Ghost – To abruptly end communication, especially on social media.His father had died recently and he was very close to his father. A few years ago Dan was telling me about a friend of his who worked at Goldman Sachs. It’s not like you’re going to suddenly say, “You know what? My friend had a heart condition plus various cancers that kept coming back. When you go through so much sorrow you know that it makes no sense to be mean or cruel to the people around you. An awful secret had been served at the table and I was the only one not feasting on the dish. Onboarding / Offboarding – Creature from the HR Lagoon. Drill Down – Instead of expanding on a statement, we “drill down on it.” Fake News – Once upon a time stories could be empirically disproved. Hot Water Heater – Hot water does not need to be heated.
One guy I worked closely with in the Internet boom killed himself about a year ago. If you say, “I want to die” and everyone else says, “Oh, cheer up, there’s so much to live for” that’s sometimes a hard thing to hear. I wanted the death of my lack of control over a world that is furious, and chaotic and beautiful and messy. Guesstimate – When : 8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning. Bigly – Did the candidate say “big league” or utter this 19th-Century word that means, ? Is it rejection angst, or is this word really as overused as word-banishment nominators contend? Dadbod – The flabby opposite of a chiseled-body male ideal. ” – The Committee is not sure why this malapropism got nominators’ dander up in 2016.Should not empower dads to pursue a sedentary lifestyle. Selfie Drone – In what could be an ominous development, the selfie – an irritating habit of constantly photographing and posting oneself to social media – is being handed off to a flying camera. Frankenfruit – Another food group co-opted by “frankenfood.” Not to be confused with other forms of genetically modified language. “It has become widespread to the point of an epidemic,” said a sickened John from Philadelphia, Penn.Listicle – Numbered or bulleted list created primarily to generate views on the Web, LSSU’s word-banishment list excluded. Disruption – Nominators are exhausted from 2016’s disruption. Online publications invite us to “join the conversation,” which is usually more of a scream-fest. wonders if “debate has become too harsh for our delicate sensibilities. We are invited to “join the conversation if we want to give an opinion. Thanks for listening, eh.” – Debbie Irwin, Sault Ste. “A corporate-academic weasel word,” according to the Urban Dictionary.When humanity looks back on zombie buzzwords, they will see disruption bumping into other overused synonyms for change. Now we are all encouraged to have a ‘conversation,’ and everything will somewhat be magically resolved.” “Over the past five years or so, this word has been increasingly used by talking heads on radio, television and in political circles to describe every form of verbal communication known to mankind. “Somewhere along the line, this word became a trendy replacement for ‘that is a problem.’ I just hate it.” – Sharon Martin, Hagerstown, Md.Let’s go back to ‘talks about’ and leave dishes in the cupboard.