several overused (annoying) words & phrases


In consideration of a list of possible end words toward the construction of a sestina, perhaps these annoyingly overused words or phrases might initiate a beginning (who’s counting?):




virtual (& variations)


sea change



3 Responses to “several overused (annoying) words & phrases”

  1. 1 shadmarsh

    One of my favorite lines from the Simpsons takes on this problem, with Krusty the Clown in a meeting with some TV exec’s when he breaks in with:

    “Excuse me, but proactive and paradigm aren’t these just words that stupid people invented to sound smart? — I’m fired aren’t I?”

  2. 2 You'd think, it will claim I

    that I wouldn’t have to fill in my own inconsistent epithet when posting comments to my own paradigmatic blogh.

  3. 3 xty

    How ’bout “anything-gate”
    Any sentence beginning with “You need to” or “You should”
    And, for me anyway, “You’re cute and cool and hell in bed but I don’t want to see you anymore.” —Anyone else get that?

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