Posts Tagged ‘Bucket List’

Currently Trending, Michigan School’s Annual Banned Words List….Extreme Redonkulousness

December 31, 2012

Spoiler alert: This story contains words and phrases that some people want to ban from the English language. “Spoiler alert” is among them. So are “kick the can down the road,`trending” and “bucket list.”

A dirty dozen have landed on the 38th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. The nonbinding, tongue-in-cheek decree released Monday by Michigan’s Lake Superior State University is based on nominations submitted by the public.

At the risk of further offense, here’s another spoiler alert: The phrase receiving the most nominations this year is “fiscal cliff,” banished because of its overuse by media outlets when describing across-the-board federal tax increases and spending cuts that economists say could harm the economy in the new year without congressional action.

“You can’t turn on the news without hearing this,” said Christopher Loiselle, of Midland, Mich., in his submission. “I’m equally worried about the River of Debt and Mountain of Despair.”

Other terms coming in for a literary lashing are “superfood,” ‘’guru,” ‘’job creators” and “double down.”

Yet Redonkulous lives on….


Bill Clinton Has Visiting Alabama On His Bucket List

July 19, 2010

It sounds like Bill Clinton  is thinking of taking his post-presidency in a more cinematic direction.

At the 18th International AIDS Conference on Monday, Clinton noted that he is now old enough to join Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson’s fictional characters from “The Bucket List” in making a list of things to do before he dies.

On his Bucket-list:

“I would like to live to see my own grandchildren.”

“I’d like to climb Kilimanjaro before the snows melt”

I’d like to run a marathon before I give out.”

I would like to visit Alabama, especially in Anniston.