|Daniel D. Stryker Huffington Post 1/2010|
The use of the Internet by millions of human beings and several gorillas has seen the English language, in particular, change the swiftest. English, British and American versions, is considered the premier language of the international business world. It is also the favored language used on the Internet. These factors make for rapid changes in the meanings and spelling of English words (but not nearly as fast as changes in punctuation). Chat rooms, Internet games, thousands of blogs on all subjects contribute to the dispersion of the English language. People want to fit in so they copy current slang words and colloquial phrases. Many of the current faddish words and phrases are just that. They come and go mainly because (a) they were stupid in the first place, (b) people tire of them quickly, and (c) new words pop up that are quickly repeated so as to make the speaker or writer appear on the cusp of what is in vogue.
There are several blog and web sites that list words that are falling out of favor. Today I compiled my own list. True, it is prejudiced. Some words or phrases I have never liked and so want to see them banished forever. Others I feel have reached their "expiration date." They are old, stale, not funny, no longer appropriate because their meanings have changed over time, or they are hackneyed. I think the people who use them are too lazy to think up something intelligent to say or write in its place.
LOL emoticons cray cray fiscal cliff epic trending
And I went like....and he went like It is what it is Ombamacare YOLO
OMG "You guys" regardless of gender of people you are speaking to
What the.... ?! on the same page I've had it up to here meh WTF
F bomb -gate vajayjay sharing let me be clear take a meeting
take it to the next level that's so gay bitch red/blue states narrative
chillax connect the dots kick the can down the road at the end of the day
more important I personally Me and Joe went that being said 24-7
the race card it goes without saying Awesome! spread the wealth
spin doctor so and so "rocks" a ..... I hate when.... I hate that...
arguably it's not rocket science bucket list spoiler alert man cave
my bad babe baby in reference to an adult wardrobe malfunction
signing a letter "Best," ( best what?) it is a good read legitimate rape
the opposition (meaning anybody of a different political party regardless of their stance)
trickle down theory my bad Oh my God...seriously? wasted
he graduated college he's in hospital the reporter is on scene rachet
no problem (in place of you're welcome) think outside the box bro
I know right winter blizzard warning I (heart) anything dude
my friend on the other side of the aisle (Congress) jeah ping me