Buzz Words that are annoying

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  1. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Going off of the puke thread, what words annoy you?

    One word that I find kind of annoying that gets thrown around a lot on the clothing fora is "sartorial".

    Another word that's been getting annoying lately is the word "ironic".

    What else?
     
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    Fora, I don't care how correct it is.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    "Solutions" when what is really meant is "stuff we are selling."
     
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    Fora, I don't care how correct it is.

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    Right now it's "Reagan democrats". If I hear this one more time...
     
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    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Two things off the top of my head:

    - somebody being "beaten to within an inch of his/her life"
    - the use of the word "amount" instead of the correct "number", as in "there is a large amount of people in the theater"
     
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    OK, some of these are not buzz words.

    If this is a general language pet peeve thread, then I want to add improper use of "over" v. "more than".
     
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    "New paradigm", "paradigm shift" ... Anything with "paradigm" makes my eyes roll instantly, which is actually not a good thing when it's a client saying it...
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Thinking outside the box.

    Globalization.
     
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    "New paradigm", "paradigm shift" ... Anything with "paradigm" makes my eyes roll instantly, which is actually not a good thing when it's a client saying it...
    What is worse is that this one is recycled every time there is a "new new paradigm." In other words, every ten years or so. Green+anything to form one word.
     
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    lee_44106 Senior member

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    I hate "outsource", as in

    "there is a new paradigm shift in business strategies to outsource...."
     
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    For me, "bloke" and "firm" . Both are used by the Brits, the first for a dude(another word I hate) and the second for a soccer gang.
     
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    I also hate friendly. Child-friendly, eco-friendly, pet-friendly and all the rest of the friendly shit out there.
     
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    "synergies"

    +1, awful.
     

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