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Malapropisms that need stopped

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Re: Malapropisms that need stopped

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:29 pm

Somebody needs to start a "Neologisms that don't grow the brand" thread.
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Re: Malapropisms that need stopped

Postby Detritus » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:31 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:Somebody needs to start a "Neologisms that don't grow the brand" thread.

For some reason, "crunchewy" leapt immediately to mind.
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Re: Malapropisms that need stopped

Postby acereraser » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:52 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:Somebody needs to start a "Neologisms that don't grow the brand" thread.


Heh, I just noticed on a quick scan through Fark that The Atlantic produced a list of 2012's worst words (not just neologisms), and glocally was included. I swear I just read it this morning for the first time, and was totes igno of its epic trending.
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Re: Malapropisms that need stopped

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:48 pm

acereraser wrote:and was totes igno of its epic trending.


I'm surprised totes and whatevs isn't on there, but maybe that is so 2011. Ugh, I'm getting old.
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Re: Malapropisms that need stopped

Postby Big_Sister » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:05 pm

I'm not going to read all posts back to the beginning of this thread, but I have recently been alarmed by how many times I have heard:

"wreck havoc"

MOSTLY by white-collar, presumed college-graduate people, many of whom are relatively young local TV types.....

I think of it all at the revenge of spell-check.
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