WORDS TO BE BANISHED IN 2008 !!!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

This morning I was taking my early morning 3 mile walk and was listening to NPR.  They were talking about a list of words Lake Superior State University issued in the annual report that they felt needed to be banned from our usage!  These are words they consider to be miss-used, over used or useless!  I have to admit this list of words fell into a category for me that caused me to tune out the news!  I got so sick of hearing the following:

Bailout - this was so obnoxious then re-written to the "Economic Stimulus Package"

Maverick - this was used so much I hate the word now!

Carbon Footprint - Yuk!!!!

Green - this is getting nauseating.

Game Changer - Yikes, who comes up with these words?

I'm sure there are other words we can think of but "Congratulations" Lake Superior State, you came up with a great list.  Applause!  Applause! hands clapping

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Rainmaker
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
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Hi Dorie, I agree - "banished to 2008" ! Wishing you a properous and joyous NEW YEAR !!

Dec 31, 2008 04:45 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Mary,

Thanks and a Happy New Year to you!

Dec 31, 2008 02:14 PM #2
Rainer
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I listened to the same NPR report and then read it again in the morning's newspaper. Did you hear the one about "sexting." It's when you're texting someone but your having a discussion about sex. I guess phone sex is so last year, huh?

Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity.

Jan 03, 2009 03:55 PM #3
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Russell: "Sexting"!! Wow I guess phone sex is out! The best to you in 2009!

Jan 04, 2009 04:11 AM #4
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