Tops on the Michigan university's list of useless phrases was "shovel-ready." The term refers to infrastructure projects that are ready to break ground and was popularly used to describe road, bridge and other construction projects fueled by stimulus funds from the Obama administration.
And speaking of stimulus, that word -- which was applied to government spending aimed at boosting the economy -- made the over-used category as well, along with an odd assortment of Obama-related constructions such as Obamacare and Obamanomics......Also making the list was "teachable moment."
"This phrase is used to describe everything from potty-training to politics. It's time to vote it out!" said one list contributor.
Full list in the article, there are sooo many from our current administration!!!
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And who do you think are teaching our children about PC terms, acceptable terms, words we can use and not use?
Are you serious?
I am continually amazed that the most benign, apolitical thing can be turned into an anti-Obama/ anti-liberal bash on CM. It's actually amazing to me. I though all of us smart women that post in P&CE would get a good chuckle out of these over-used words. http://www.lssu.edu/banished/archived_lists.php here are the past years lists. Fun to look through and remember the slang from the past!
Answer by stacymomof2 at 6:30 PM on Jan. 1, 2010