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Banned words for 2007

  1. Dec 31, 2006 #1

    Moonbear

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    I love this list every year. :biggrin:

    http://www.lssu.edu/banished/

    Some examples from the list:
    http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php
     
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  3. Dec 31, 2006 #2

    Math Is Hard

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    hey! I thought we ditched this one last year!:mad:

    TRUTHINESS – "This word, popularized by The Colbert Report and exalted by the American Dialectic Society's Word of the Year in 2005 has been used up. What used to ring true is getting all the truth wrung out of it." -- Joe Grimm, Detroit, Michigan.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2006 #3

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    "Boasts" was the awesomest! It completely pwned that list.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2006 #4

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    :rofl: I like the explanations that went with it. :biggrin: "Kitchen laments cracked linoleum." :rofl:

    Glad you popped back in, I thought you might have fallen asleep at the cryostat and were going to wake up finding your forehead frozen to it!

    And, MIH, cute kitty!

    Ooh, about 10 min to the New Year here, so better turn on the TV so I don't miss it. :rofl:
     
  6. Dec 31, 2006 #5

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    Hey, don't I recognize that face in your avatar? I'ts laying on my keyboard right now. :biggrin:
     
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  7. Dec 31, 2006 #6

    Math Is Hard

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    :biggrin: Hi Dr. Foofer!
     
  8. Dec 31, 2006 #7

    Moonbear

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    Looks a little like Ember too...she has gray tabby on her face even though the rest of her is calico. But, she has darker eyeliner than Dr. Foofer.
     
  9. Dec 31, 2006 #8

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    Hah. You sounded much more drunk when your post said "I's laying on my keyboard right now."
     
  10. Dec 31, 2006 #9

    Math Is Hard

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    hee hee That's her Southern flirty talk. TE loves it. :wink:
     
  11. Dec 31, 2006 #10

    Moonbear

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    :rofl: And here I thought it was Dr. Foofer posting and he was just having a little trouble with speaking human.
     
  12. Dec 31, 2006 #11

    Math Is Hard

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    we are going to need some new pics of her soon. :smile:
     
  13. Dec 31, 2006 #12

    Moonbear

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    I'll go switch computers and upload a few! I have no shortage of Ember pictures (though, I haven't taken too many since she got spayed...she doesn't want me to post nude photos of her, so insists I wait until the fur grows back :biggrin:).
     
  14. Jan 1, 2007 #13
    They may actually be sued by Google.

     
  15. Jan 1, 2007 #14

    Ivan Seeking

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    Rehab: As it applies to actors, comedians, and congressmen.

    Suggested alternatives: Hiding, evading, dodging, miching
     
  16. Jan 1, 2007 #15
    Remember that Coke had the same problem: those names that are too successful and really do become "household words" loose their trademark status.

    Xerox had a similar problem. It'd be interesting to dig up a list of things that were once trademarks but are no more.

    My favorite word of that nature is Dumpster. I'd be willing to bet almost no one even realizes it's the name of the company that manufactures them.
     
  17. Jan 1, 2007 #16

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    For making a joke?
     
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