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 Punkd.
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.
Shock and Awe.
Shots Rang Out.
Ripped From the Headlines.
Sweat Like a Pig: The problem is pigs dont sweat.
In Harms Way.
Sanitary Landfill: Also known as a dump.
Does the Throbbing Brain need to add anything else?
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