This is the Lake Superior State University 2008 List of Banished Words, so I thought I would see if I'm guilty of using any of them. The number refers to the count in my blog.
PERFECT STORM 0
AUTHORED 0 This refers to the use of the word author as a verb.
POST 9/11 0
BLACK FRIDAY 0
BACK IN THE DAY 0 Thank god I've never said this.
UNDER THE BUS 0
is the new 2
Now we're getting to it. I said that I would never say Netrebko is the new Maria Callas. Does that count? I said she "is the new face of opera" in another post.
I think this has become slang. Normal old people using it don't count.
This can't count if it means Sharon Sweet. 2
Or Sweet Honey in the Rock 1
Or "too sweet" 1
Or when it's a word in a song 1
Or refers to sweet notes 2
This still leaves sweet 11. Not as bad as my use of Nice: 100 times.
IT IS WHAT IT IS 1
I used this to describe the Waldbuehne concert.
You're supposed to pick a specific emotion.
I'm using it to refer to pop music where it is an adjective. They're objecting to it used as a verb. That color pops. I used it to say Jennifer Hudson pops on the screen. I like this. How would you say this if you didn't say it that way?
I'm not too guilty of most of this. Nice is my failing. I should make a list of words I could use and put them in.