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    Cyburbian Richmond Jake's avatar
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    But I'm Gonna Miss Metrosexual...

    Dustbin bound?

    The 2004 list of words and phrases that should be banned, according to Lake Superior State University:

    — Metrosexual: An urban male who pays a great deal of attention to appearance.
    — X: As in “X-Files,” Xtreme, Windows XP and X-Box.
    — Punked: To dupe, popularized by the MTV show “Punk’d.”
    — Place Stamp Here: Printed on return envelopes.
    — Companion animals: Also known as pets.
    — Bling or Bling-Bling: Flashy jewelry.
    — LOL: E-mail speak for “laugh out loud.”
    — Embedded Journalist.
    — Smoking Gun.
    — Shock and Awe.
    — Captured Alive.
    — Shots Rang Out.
    — Ripped From the Headlines.
    — Sweat Like a Pig: The problem is pigs don’t sweat.
    — In Harm’s Way.
    — Hand-Crafted Latte.
    — Sanitary Landfill: Also known as a dump.

    Does the Throbbing Brain need to add anything else?

    ED: link to story: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3848279/
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    "As Seen on TV"

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    check out their complete banded word list at

    http://www.lssu.edu/banished/complete_list.php

    many will like these from
    1990 - "'Estates' in the Names for Mobile Home Parks"
    1991 - Center Median

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    "Timeless beauty." especially when used to describe anything produced by the Franklin Mint or advertised in the Parade Magazine.


    RE: this years list.
    What's wrong with "Shots rang out" and "Sweat like a pig"

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    irregardless
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

    We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -- George W. Bush , Scranton, PA -- 09/06/2000

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    I think metrosexual really does fulfill a need as a word. No other word means exactly the same thing. Playboy, pampered, glamour-boy, stylish, sissy etc. all have different connotations than metrosexual which implies a more stylish and confident androgyny.

    Any metrosexuals care to chime in? We'll wait for your nails to dry.

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    so then metrosexual is the new pretty boy or handsome man? i always preferred the handsome man monkier for describiing the new metrosexual...
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

    We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -- George W. Bush , Scranton, PA -- 09/06/2000

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