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Re: Overused and misused words.
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2006, 12:09:03 PM »
Good topic Bt.

Liberal
Fascist
Class Warfare
Communist
Socialist
Terrorist
Neocon
Bushism
Values
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Re: Overused and misused words.
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2006, 03:45:27 PM »
Which of those, JS , are misused and which are overused?

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Re: Overused and misused words.
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2006, 04:07:49 PM »
Kerfluffle
"going forward with"  (used to say, he's gonna do something. Now, "He's going forward with this."  Tres chic, not.)
irregardless (which isn't even a word)
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Re: Overused and misused words.
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2006, 04:31:15 PM »
Which of those are misused and which are overused?

Torture - both
Nazi - misused
Neocon - misused
Big (insert whatever corporation/company here) - both
Codeword - misused
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Re: Overused and misused words.
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2006, 05:24:02 PM »
Apologies for not including which they were.

Liberal - overused and misused
Fascist - overused and misused badly
Class Warfare - misused badly
Communist - both
Socialist - both
Terrorist - overused
Neocon - overused, I'm not sure it even has a proper meaning
Bushism - overused
Values - both
I smell something burning, hope it's just my brains.
They're only dropping peppermints and daisy-chains
   So stuff my nose with garlic
   Coat my eyes with butter
   Fill my ears with silver
   Stick my legs in plaster
   Tell me lies about Vietnam.