Bad words

Well, not really "bad" words. There is no such thing as a bad word, as far as I am concerned. From my perspective. As I see it. This is more in the category of leftovers that simply will not tolerate any further mutations and which cannot be set on the table any more for a very very long time. These are the creamed eggs on toast of verbiage.

(We ate a lot of creamed eggs on toast in our early marriage ... I am not allowed to serve it ever again in this house. You don't know what it is? Oh. Well, it's a white sauce flavored with herbs (or not) and into which one cuts up hard boiled eggs. Serve on toast. What? Well, go eat something else then! I like creamed eggs on toast! And searching for a picture has revealed to me that this dish might also be called Eggs Goldenrod (fancy!) or "Nun's Toast" -- and I think that's funny. Also ... this picture is far more appetizing than our plates ever were. Go to the post at Debbie Does Edmonds, and you'll discover something else I find amusing. Her husband put up a fight over this dish. Maybe it's a woman's food? After all, its other name isn't Monk's Toast.)

Now, where was I?

Oh yeah. Bad words. Don't serve these words to me anymore. Just cut it out! Stop it! Do not say this stuff any more for a long, long time. This is the annual Banished Words List. Take heed, parrots. Expunge this verbiage from your vocabulary.
Lake Superior State University "maverick" word-watchers, fresh from the holiday "staycation" but without an economic "bailout" even after a "desperate search," have issued their 34th annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. This year's list may be more "green" than any of the previous lists and includes words and phrases that people from "Wall Street to Main Street" say they love "not so much" and wish to have erased from their "carbon footprint."
"Staycation" has my vote for most egregious hodgepodge of nonsense.

And for a Perfect Storm of Cliches, read this from toledoblade.com. Because, after all is said and done, at the end of the day, we do without a doubt too often hit the ground running, trying for that win-win situation, forgetting to think outside the box. And where does that get us? Back to square one, obviously. And probably without a paddle.

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