The List Volume LXIV

By |February 3rd, 2012|The List|

banished words

Earlier this year, the fine folks of Lake Superior State University created a list of “banished” words (words that are overused and just need to stop being spoken… or spelled).  In case you missed it, here was this year’s list from LSSU:

  1. Amazing
  2. Baby bump
  3. Shared sacrifice
  4. Occupy
  5. Blowback
  6. Man cave
  7. The new normal
  8. Pet parent
  9. Win the future
  10. Trickeration
  11. Ginormous
  12. Thank you in advance

While I think they did a fine job summarizing some of the most trite words in our vocabulary, here are ten more words that I think may need to be added to the list.  The sheer utterance of these makes my blood boil.

  1. Amazeballs
  2. Sunday Funday
  3. Obsessed
  4. Rise and grind
  5. Get excited
  6. Just saying
  7. Don’t mind if I do
  8. Literally
  9. Curated
  10. That’s what I’m talking about

Are you guilty of any (or all) of these commonly used words?  Are there any that you think should be added?

image via WKAR

Would You Wednesday: Get In My Belly.

By |March 9th, 2011|Why Did or Why Don't?|

Sticking with the swimsuit theme…

Recently, the lovely Kate Hudson was photographed catching some rays in an itsy bitsy teeny bikini and a big ol’ baby bump.   She isn’t the first (Bethenny Frankel, Alicia Keys) and I’m fairly certain she won’t be the last.  I mean, I don’t really know what the alternative would be other than hiding under a tent and awning or timing your pregnancy so as to miss the hot summer months.  A one piece or a tankini would just make you look even larger.  So, I guess a teeny ‘kini is the only option. Pregnancy is a beautiful and natural thing, I’m just not sure I would want to bare my baby on board.

Is a baby bump + a bikini beautiful or bogus?



photo via USmagazine.com