Thursday, January 3, 2013

New year housekeeping...

a-z of banned words
a-z of banned words (Photo credit: DrJohnBullas)
The holidays scooted in and scooted out rather quickly it seems, and another sunshiny-cold morning has shown its face today. The decorations and lights have been dismantled--for the most part--and this second day of the new year is off and running on a course that is sure to be heavily laced with twists, turns, ups, downs, and everything in between! 

But perhaps it's a good thing that 2012 finally reached its conclusion, if for no other reason than the whole world seems in need of a clean slate, a fresh start, and a chance to solve some of the many problems facing us all--if that's even possible!

Like most folks I know, I've grown weary hearing about the "Fiscal Cliff" that we all are in danger of sliding over and that we're all in dire peril of watching the world as we know it collapse before our very eyes at any given moment. 

I will be extremely happy when that repugnant term disappears from its constant state of overuse, taking a plunge over its own "cliff" forever! And I could make the typical comment right here about having Congress and the president follow suit, but I will refrain from that here as well--for the nonce. 

Suffice it to say, that we have a very long ways to go in righting the ship that is the economy. But, please, no more "Fiscal Cliffs."
The new year is a perfect time to do away with all of those other annoying words and expressions that populate the current culture and social picture. I believe it's time to put to rest the following terms, expressions, or behaviors:
  1.  at the end of the day-the sun should set on this trite piece of whimsy!
  2. super foods-not sure what these even are, but they sound way too cutesy-pie for my stodgy tastes!
  3. to die for -used when describing some very good food, but why would one partake if they would die doing so?
  4. sabermetrics-taken all the fun out of good, old-fashioned baseball enjoyment!
  5. fantasy leagues-ditto to the above (add any other sport as well!)
  6. bucket list-time for this to finally "kick the bucket!"
  7. man cave-this one speaks for itself!
  8. Twitter-Don't do it, don't understand it, don't care!
I'm sure there are many more that I will eventually add, but for now, let's call it a day. I can hope that a new year will bring new and good things for all of us--even old dinosaurs as I! Happy New Year....MLA

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