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My vote goes to "Back in the day." Heard it everywhere this past year.
"And finally, any self-respecting writer would groan at being labeled a "word smith" who engages in "word smithing," the list-makers said.
Good authors too who once knew better words,
Now only use four letter words
Writing prose, Anything Goes."
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter 1934
Indeed, in the correct context, it is fine. ;)
With thanks to Private Eye
older, but still well overused:
"the cheque/check is in the post/mail"
I have heard the phrase TwoPointOh uttered more times in the last six months by people who had not the vaguest clue and simply wanted to sound impressive than I would care to hear in a lifetime.
When it meant employing AJAX and encouraging website readers to contribute their own content it was nothing so new that it deserved its own description. Now that it means nothing more than buttons with false horizons and curved corners I want to throw the computer out the window and shout about how great the abacus is, if people would only stop for a second and think about it.
Please, please die in 2008.
joined:Dec 10, 2005
I have heard the phrase TwoPointOh uttered more times in the last six months by people...
Money is no object.
I guarantee this check is good.
We're fair and balanced.
I'd never do (insert deed here) because I'm just not that way.
joined:Aug 29, 2003
"LOL". Dude, stop pronouncing it like a word, like "Lawl". it's not funny.
"turn it on its head"... when used as "approach the situation in a new way"
"value-add", when used as a noun as in "the social media feature is a value-add for the user"
"user". to a programmer, the user is an abstract person who interacts with the interface. To everyone else, a "user" is a heroin addict. Keep the geek jargon out of your marketing prose, please
"going viral". reminds me of the phrase "going ballistic"
"repurposed" - aka "stolen"
"New Media". How new is it really? I was a "New Media Developer" in 1998. Now it's just online media, isn't it?
"ubiquity". A great word, but I heard it too often in 2007