Friday, January 02, 2004

The 2004 list of words that should be banished for "misuse, overuse and general uselessness," 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.

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