Overused Words and Phrases

Words

Here is a great site.  Seems that Lake Superior State University has been putting out a list since the mid 70’s.  I remember hearing about this every year, just didn’t know who to attribute it to.   Some good ones:

  • COMBINED CELEBRITY NAMES
  • UNDOCUMENTED ALIEN
  • GONE/WENT MISSING
  • ASK YOUR DOCTOR
  • CHIPOTLE

Here are a few more that they could add to the list:

  • Basically
  • Apparently
  • To sum it all up
  • Obama
  • Like (as in “I was like” or “He was like”)
  • Um
  • Oh no he didn’t!
  • It is with mixed emotions that I announce…
  • At the end of the day…

These are just a few that we need a moratorium on for at least 5 years.  I’m sure some of you can come up with more.

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3 Responses to “Overused Words and Phrases”

  1. Tina Says:

    Love it!!!

  2. IORR and i like it Says:

    You said it all, yhanks (I mean Thanks)

  3. Marty Says:

    If you check out my recent blog post on “ICK Words” you’ll get the romance writer’s top five…

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