the decision making process and word meaning here, but this year's top vote getters are-1. It's that time of year again...time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words (or phrases) they'd like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, or general uselessness) in 2018. You can read more about
unpack, dish (as in dish out the latest rumor), pre-owned, onboarding/offboarding, nothingburger, let that sink in, let me ask you this, impactful, Cofefe, drill down, fake news, hot water heater (hot water doesn't need to be heated), and gig economy
Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?
I would happily banish unpack if I could. The other words and phrases I don't hear often enough to get annoyed by them.
Words and phrases I would like to add to the list? "And stuff" It's a phrase I hear over and over and over again. It gets to be somewhat grating, though this is the first I have mentioned it. Up until today I was trying to ignore it.
2. What's something you need to get rid of in the new year?
I'm going to purge a lot of things from the attic. It's just a little ridiculous to hang onto things that the only time I see them is when we clean the attic.
3. Where do you feel stuck?
I feel stuck in a certain writing project, but hopefully I'll get to figure it out.
Recently though I was literally stuck, thanks to snow and ice, a steep grade, and no four wheel drive.
4. January is National Soup Month. When did you last have a bowl of soup? Was it made from scratch or from a can? Your favorite canned soup? Your favorite soup to make from scratch on a cold winter's day?
The last time I had soup was a week or so ago when I prepared, from scratch, a big pot of chicken~n~dumpling soup. It's a family favorite.
I don't have a favorite canned soup. They all have a weird tinny after taste to me.
5. Tell us one thing you're looking forward to in 2018.
I have mixed feelings about this, but we're looking forward to Kenneth's graduation.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Every year the children will make an assortment of coupons as part of the Christmas gifts they give. The majority of which never get used for some unknown reason, because they all are really quite good.
It was Steven's dream to receive some, and since he's beginning to read his siblings each prepared a stack of coupons for him as well.
He was absolutely thrilled. Ah ... the heady feeling of power in his hands as he has wielded those coupons left and right. Games, books, stories, and more have been his steady diet as he hands off another coupon to be redeemed for his chosen activity.
He's down to 3 or 4 left. Never before have coupons been used so quickly in our family.