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Monday, January 2, 2006

  Monday Morning Mirth  

Top Ten Words for 2005

10. Inept

9. Levee

8. Conclave

7. Pandemic

6. Tsunami

5. Insipid

4. Filibuster

3. Contempt

2. Refugee

1. Integrity

…as reported by the Miriam-Webster Dictionary

First of all, I’d like to register my extreme astonishment that the word FIERCE didn’t make the cut… Tyra must be pitching a high maintenance fit somewhere this very minute! But Oh, Goody! Why just the other day I overheard someone say, “Hmmm, you know, pandemic Uggs with an iPod chaser seem to be the order of the day on the #66…”

What was your Regional Most Used phrase or word in 2005?

banished words list via Betsy

For Marg – from the Calgary Herald – “So out, they’re in: We look at 10 trends you probably thought were over, but are back in style again.”

12 responses to “Monday, January 2, 2006”

  1. Betsy says:

    I love the banished words list that Lake Superior State U puts out every year.

  2. geniap says:

    I’ve recently finished listening to Angels & Demons and was also thinking that only thru the magic of the written word could a person transmit live from 60ft under. But it was an engaging read! I never would have realized that so much could happen in the course of just 24 hours.

    Happy New Year! And thanks for many interesting blog reading hours.

  3. Karen B. says:

    I’d go with a phrase: Intelligent Design.

    I suppose the rest of it is just a happy accident?

  4. Cara says:

    What?!? No skank?! ;-)

  5. Marg says:

    What are Uggs?!

  6. Marg says:

    What are Uggs?

  7. Natalie says:

    How ’bout the ever-so-popular phrase – “that’s hot”? It had to make some list out there.

  8. miriam says:

    from a Miriam, I’ll just bet the Merriam Webster Dictionary is what you meant to say. Because us Miriam’s can’t spell for diddly. I could be wrong.

  9. Bonne Marie says:

    I like Miriam Webster – sounds like a old neightbor of mine – and you know, I can’t spell worth a damn that’s how I found this crap to begin with, teeheeheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…….

  10. Emily says:

    Thanks for the 4-1-1!

  11. Michelle says:

    I’m a “first time caller” at your site. What a gorgeous sweater in your previous post! However, I must say that the word BLING ought to be permanently banned from our language ;-)

  12. Sahara says:

    The phrase at work (in NYC) was, “going forward…”
    usually meaning something that my boss wants to happen (but doesn’t).

    The other, (unfortunately) was “buyout.”

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