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Overused Words

Older People Are Not Adorable, So Please Stop Calling Them That

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.29.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

There's lots of discussion these days about what to call people as they grow older. Nobody likes 'elderly'; 'senior' and 'senior citizen' are a scant improvement over 'elderly'; and we can argue till the cows come home exactly what 'older person' means. I'm fine with using my actual age as a descriptor. I'm a '64-year-old.' Period. What I'm not fine with is being called 'adorable.'

Claire Fallon

These Words Are So Overused They've Become 'Totally' Meaningless

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books

Every December, publications start coming out with scads of lists. Best books of the year. Worst movies of the year. Most shocking celebrity break-ups...

7 Things You 'Totes' Need To Stop Saying If You're Over 30

Jennifer Ball | Posted 02.28.2014 | Women
Jennifer Ball

Here are the things you need to stop saying if you are over the age of 30. Or if you have a mortgage, or a job that comes with benefits. Or if you have teens. Especially, if you have teens.

Banned Words For 2012

AP | By JEFF KAROUB | Posted 12.30.2011 | Books

DETROIT -- Before passing comment on someone's "baby bump," take a pregnant pause. Likewise, give up promoting "shared sacrifice." And if you're tempt...

Apple, Clooney, Game Change & Hype Du Jour: Five Random Stories About The Media

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Laermer

To say that Apple is releasing products in a cloud of openness ... is not responsible journalism, even for an opinion creator.