We thought it might rival “fiscal cliff,” the most-nominated phrase on the 2013 list, but it didn’t come close.
“Tends to be used however the speaker wishes to use it, as in falling off the fiscal cliff, climbing the fiscal cliff, challenged by the fiscal cliff, etc.
Facing third and fifteen without your best receiver with tens of millions in the bank, is not.” – Kyle, White Lake, Mich. As one might expect, this phrase received the most nominations this year.
“From the world of sports comes the latest example of word inflation. If Congress acts to keep the country from tumbling over the cliff, LSSU believes this banishment should get some of the credit. I’m equally worried about the River of Debt and Mountain of Despair.”Christopher Loiselle, Midland, Mich.
” Answer: “So my dad was in a classical music club…” – Bob Forrest, Tempe Ariz. The word serves no purpose in the sentence and to me is like fingernails on a chalkboard. LSSU, please engage your stakeholders by adding this pretentious jargon to your list. Harley Carter of Calgary, Alberta, says he has heard it with another word popular in business-speak, “socialize,” which means to spread an idea around to see what others think of it.
So, I submit the extra, meaningless, and overused word ‘so.’” – Scott Shackleton, Sault Ste. “Politicians, especially, are using this word when asked a question and not answering said question. “Frequently used to begin a sentence, particularly in response to a question, this tiresome and grammatically incorrect replacement for “Like,” or “Um,” is even more irksome…It hurts my ears, every single time I hear it! “We need to socialize this concept with our ‘stakeholders.’” “Dr.