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Author's profile photo Jonathan Becher

Banished Words for 2013

No-Jargon.pngThe phrase ‘fiscal cliff’ was clearly trending in 2012.

I’ve been meaning to renew my annual practice of blogging about LSSU‘s list of banished words but I guess I kicked the can down the road. Since I’m passionate about the subject, I doubled down on a recent flight. Fueled by boneless wings (my Superfood of choice), I created this post.

The gurus of banishment came up with the following list for 2013:

  • Fiscal cliff
  • Kick the can down the road
  • Double down
  • Job creator s
  • Passionate
  • YOLO “You only live once”
  • Spoiler alert
  • Bucket list
  • Trending
  • Superfood
  • Boneless wings
  • Guru

Banishing these words from your vocabulary should be on your bucket list. They are a waste of effort and, after all, you (SPOILER ALERT) only live once.

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This blog was originally posted on Manage By Walking Around on February 17, 2013.

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      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Oh my, Jonathan, you've got a good list there.  Should these be incorporated into the Buzzword Bingo Wiki?

      http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/HOME/SCN+Buzzword+Bingo

      Author's profile photo Tom Cenens
      Tom Cenens

      Hi Jonathan

      Damn, I thought Yolo was cool 😎 😆

      I can see the humour in Yolo generated content like the Lonely Island YOLO song:

      [embed width="425" height="350"]https://www.youtube.com/embed/z5Otla5157c[/embed]

      Best regards

      Tom

      Author's profile photo Tim Clark
      Tim Clark

      I'd also like to see Rachael Ray's "EVOO" banned for good.

      Author's profile photo Derek Klobucher
      Derek Klobucher

      But everything that One Direction does is still golden in your book. Right, Tim?

      😏

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I think we should add these words to SCN's Inappropriate Vocabulary Scrub Machine. Then your blog would read like this:

      "The phrase ‘*****’ was clearly ***** in 2012.

      I’ve been meaning to renew my annual practice of blogging about LSSU‘s list of banished words but I guess I *****. Since I’m ***** about the subject, I ***** on a recent flight. Fueled by ***** (my ***** of choice), I created this post.

      The ***** of banishment came up with the following list for 2013:

      • *****
      • *****
      • *****
      • *****
      • *****
      • YOLO "*****"
      • *****
      • *****
      • *****
      • *****
      • *****
      • *****

      Banishing these words from your vocabulary should be on your *****. They are a waste of effort and, after all, you (*****) *****.