Thursday, December 24, 2009

15 most overused words & phrases of the decade

"At the turn of the century (the 21st century, that is), everyone was talking about Y2K, the computer bug that many feared would crash computer systems at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve 1999, creating a world-wide apocalypse," writes That didn’t happen, of course, but “Y2K” became the first of many new overused words and phrases of the decade. Below are 15 of the most overused words & phrases of the decade:

(1) Wardrobe malfunction
(2) “I’m over it.”
(3) “Cougar” to describe any attractive woman over the age of 35, who happens to be single, or any woman dating a man more than three years her junior.
(4) The “clever” blending of two words to create one era-appropriate word, like “Staycation,” “bromance,” “Metrosexual,” “Recessionista,” and “Brangelina.”
(5) “I just threw up a little in my mouth.”
(6) Getting anything “on,” like “getting my drink on.”
(7) “Hot mess” to describe anyone a little attractive whose sanity — or outfit — is questionable. i.e., Juliette Lewis.
(8) “That’s what she said.”
(9) Seriously. Seriously? Seriously.
(10) The word “amazing” to describe anything that isn’t actually amazing.
(11) Wuzzup!
(12) “Dude!” (as an exclamation or a greeting)
(13) “What a douche.”
(14) “Voted off,” thanks, primarily, to the number of reality shows that vote members off the island/out of the house/off the show.
(15) Sexting