By now anyone who regularly reads this blogs knows that Five on Friday is seldom five and often not on Friday. I thought of changing the name, but why change with a good thing?
And in that tradition, the following is a list of more than five words and phrases I’d like to see retired in 2015.
In no particular order.
Robust – politicians, realtors and investment people seem to like this word. A robust market, for example.
Transparent – often used with robust. A robust and transparent investigation
With teeth - a robust and transparent investigation, with teeth This particular investigation is meant to do more than just look pretty.
I can’t even… well then, please don’t
----porn (as in food porn.)
BAE – unless you are Pharrell, you probably shouldn’t call your beloved this acronym for Before Anyone Else
Sorry not sorry – oh so clever. Reminds me of the previously-retired "what part of no…"
Hashtag - it’s #Annoying #Ridiculous and #Distracting and says more about the person using it than they might ever imagine
Twittersphere – where is this place?
Hipster - you know, that guy who looks like he should be featured on a Smith Brothers cough drop box
Selfie – No surprise here. We all absolutely know this word must go. The funniest selfie moments for me this year were in Disney, seeing people standing in front of Cinderella's Castle, smiling broadly in the “I’m having a wonderful time” position, then clicking off their phone and immediately returning to their usual scowl.
I shall try diligently to retire my two favorite - and completely exhausted - words: awesome and amazing. #Resolution #New Years #Buffoon