Saturday, September 07, 2013

Words I wish I'd never heard

Inspired by a well-received Facebook post, submitted for your approval is a list of words I wish I had never, ever heard. 

Twerking. Besties. Butt chugging. Charles Manson. Jay Leno.

Ted Turner. Colorization of classic cinema. Coldplay.

Remakes. Robin Thicke. Rewind.

"For English, press one." Ebonics. Ebola.

Buttafuoco. Light beer. Beverly Hills. Bills.


But. Can't. Won't. Don't. 

Kardashian. Khloe. Cancer.

Honey Boo Boo. Hangover. Hurt.

"Two Broke Girls." "Too Legit to Quit." "Et tu, Brute?"

Soccer. Simpson (O.J.) Simpson. (Jessica)

Autotune. Awesome! "All Shook Up." (Yes, I hate that song.)

Exclamation points. Excuses. Ignorance.

"They canceled 'Freaks and Geeks.'" "And now, the 17th season of 'Dancing with the Stars.'"

Content. (Now used in journalism circles instead of "news.") New Coke. Newbies.

Ryan Seacrest. Rubbernecking. Richard Simmons.

Gangnam Style. Got Milk? Gaga (as in Lady).

Kevin Federline. Levi Johnston. Johnny Knoxville.

Smartphone. Cellphone. Telephone.

"Let me put you on hold."

Racism. Fascism. Communism. Extremism.

And, finally, Beliebers.


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