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Words you hate

Floridays

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OMG where to start?

value-added
revisit
best practice (no such thing!!!!)
out of the loop
win-win
proactive (vs. reactive)
the big picture
knowledge based
task relevant

Let's make a "buzz word" BINGO card for planners!
 

biscuit

Cyburbian
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Irregardless.

I'm by no means smart enough to be the language police but I hear this one all the time and it drives me nuts.
 

Seabishop

Cyburbian
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progressive
extreme/x-treme
zooted
slammin'
that planning school favorite - PARADIGM

any word spelled wrong to be cute, or to avoid copyright infringement - Keith's Kars, etc.
 

BKM

Cyburbian
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diversity
empowerment
"Creative Class"
"Lifestyle Center"
"Entertainment District"
 

Zoning Goddess

Cyburbian
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robust

The boss has me in a leadership class. All the trendy business books keep using this word, as in "robust discussion". Beats me.

Also hate: upscale (who decides this?)
 

Gedunker

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Seabishop said:

that planning school favorite - PARADIGM

PARADIGM SHIFT seems to be the essence of every social worker with whom I've ever had the displeasure to spend time.

"Historical" when "historic" is correct.
The dangling preposition "at", as in "Where are you at?"

[edit fixed freudian slip typo]
 
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Cardinal

Cyburbian
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Orientate

Did you mean orient?

Shall

'Nuf said.

New Economy

It's already behind us. We are now on the Next Economy.
 

Jeff

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el Guapo said:


no you didn't!

You took the word out of my mouth, but I was trying not piss Dan off ....

OK, so ammend my list to include jordanb to it.
 

JNA

Cyburbian Plus
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really stupid
"Am I on the agenda for the (Commission /BZA) meeting?"
 

jordanb

Cyburbian
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Every buzzword ever (including every one listed here) especially synergy, plus all words that can be defined in two words or less. I think all of those words can be striken from the language as being redundant. It's ridiculous that I have to use valuable memory remembering what "pilcrow" means so a tiny bit of ink can be saved.
 

Mastiff

Gunfighter
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Oh, and...

All the abbreviations caused by internet communication.... do they count? (If you say "information superhighway", you probably can't find the power switch.)

Things like:

LOL
ROFL
IC
IMHO

Crap like that... type it out, ya lazy bastiges!
 

Super Amputee Cat

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nerudite said:
I second this.

I "third" this. I hate overuse of the word "extreme" anyway. Extreme Sports, Extreme Elimination, etc. It seems like everything on TV days is Extreme-this or that.

Just another symptom of our entertainment saturated, sound-byte, image-obsessed, instant gratification culture. But the only valid extreme here is that it's extremely annoying.
 

Repo Man

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I hate when the suffix "gate" is added to any kind of scandal, such as Travelgate, White Watergate, Nannygate, etc. It is the name of a hotel, not a suffix meaning "scandal"

Other words and phrases I hate:

Paradigm (mentioned before)
Gender Roles
Transgendered
Homophobic (just because people don't like homosexuals, doesn't mean that they are afraid of them like the boogeyman)
Compassionate Conservatism
X-treme, Gen X, X-Games, etc.
Hegemony
Boy-Band (lets not stop at the word, lets eliminate all boy bands)
Punkster (most that are labeled that are not punk)
You Go Girl
Pre-owned
Pre-driven
Bling Bling
Sematnics
Cultural Differences
Inner-child
antiquing - it almost sounds like a sport
Post-9-11 world
Irregardless is not a word ITS "REGARDLESS!!!!"

..there is one word that I simply cannot stand and now I cannot think of it and it is driving me nuts. I think it starts with an "s"
 

JNL

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I'm sick of "sustainability" - it's a buzz word I hear so often it has lost meaning

I hate hearing words being mispronounced
common ones are pronunciation and mischievous
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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Mastiff said:
You meant, "I'm a lesbian... and no, you can't watch!"

Yeah, but the "no you can't watch" part would have been words to hate all by themselves! :)

Nucular is another good one

IT IS FREAKEN "NUCLEAR" BONHEADS! :)
 

Super Amputee Cat

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Duke Of Dystopia said:
I have a boyfriend

Or worse..."my boyfriend"

Somehow they always work that phrase into any conversation, even if you may not be hitting up on them per se. They must feel obligated to say it just because they must assume every guy is a pig and out to bag them, (which of course they are but still)
 

Jeff

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Super Amputee Cat said:
They must feel obligated to say it just because they must assume every guy is a pig and out to bag them)

No....we only put bags on the nasty lookin ones. The cute girls get to remain bagless, that is until they hit 30.
 

Cardinal

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Duke Of Dystopia said:
Yeah, but the "no you can't watch" part would have been words to hate all by themselves! :)

Nucular is another good one

IT IS FREAKEN "NUCLEAR" BONHEADS! :)

Don't you ever watch the Simpsons? It's pronounced nuculer. NU - CU - LER. If you would spend your time watching more TV you would learn more how to talk good. As for me, I will be heading out to view the fall foilage.

P.S., What is a BONHEAD? ;)
 

Richmond Jake

You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!
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How could I forget....

French (unless it involves an open mouth and a hot looking blond bimbo).
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Mastiff said:
You meant, "I'm a lesbian... and no, you can't watch!"

-Worse: I can't see you anymore, I think I'm a lesbian.
-Or even better: Your breaking up with me, but I'm pregnant with our child (no your not).
 

SkeLeton

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Repo Man said:
I hate when the suffix "gate" is added to any kind of scandal, such as Travelgate, White Watergate, Nannygate, etc. It is the name of a hotel, not a suffix meaning "scandal"
I second that.. I can't believe that people here are picking up that custom...
 

Chet

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Terminated
Progressive
Institutional
boing
bling bling
bogart (as in my joint, not the actor)
illegal pharmaceutical
metrosexual


and all of Dukes


Mod hat on: guys, lay off jordanb. thats just mean.

Mod hat off: Actually I'm just pissed that I was too busy to post it first. LOL. Just kidding
 
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