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Most overused word in 2010 and what did it mean?

  1. Karanda profile image86
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    Australia faced an interesting government election this year and the word paradigm was introduced into the everyday lives of Australians. Mm, I'll admit, I had to look it up to be absolutely clear what they were saying because within hours of that word being said, everyone in the nation had found a sentence where they could use the word paradigm.

    There are a number of different descriptions for the word including; typical example, model that forms basis of something, set of all forms of a word, relationship of ideas to one another. Now I've looked it up, I'm more confused than ever.

    That's mine, what's yours?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      .
      paradigm… paradigm…  I have no idea. smile

      This does, however, explain all my Australian visitors…smile

      1. couturepopcafe profile image59
        couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol  lol

      2. Karanda profile image86
        Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        A paradigm from paradigmsearch? Too clever.

  2. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    Green energy. Clean energy. I still don't know what it means. May be we should say politically correct energy. Well, I am in Canada, we like politically correct things here...

    1. Karanda profile image86
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      For sure, two terms that just go on and on...

  3. thirdmillenium profile image59
    thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

    I think the December usage of the word " wikileaks" has outdone all the other words' use all through the rest of 11 months.

    1. Karanda profile image86
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Definitely, barely heard mention of it before December and now it is in every media newscast.

  4. rotl profile image60
    rotlposted 6 years ago

    Social media... "social" was all the buzz this year, Facebook took over the world...

  5. couturepopcafe profile image59
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    I think Deepak Chopra began popularizing the word paradigm about 20 or more years ago in his "Ageless Body, Ageless Mind" where he talks about the new paradigm (sorry) of thought as it relates to our reality.

    Social has got to be the winner.  It is so overplayed, though valid. 
    Wikileaks is late, but very trendy.  Green and clean - probably haven't heard the last of this one.

    1. Karanda profile image86
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Okay, Deepak Chopra I've heard of him, might have to do some research.

  6. lorlie6 profile image86
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    How about a phrase?  I'm sick to death of "back in the day!"  PLEASE don't use this tired old thing when all you need to say is "a long time ago."
    Just my opinion...smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A long, long time ago...
      I can still remember
      How that music used to make me smile.
      And I knew if I had my chance
      That I could make those people dance
      And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.

      But february made me shiver
      With every paper I’d deliver.
      Bad news on the doorstep;
      I couldn’t take one more step.

      I can’t remember if I cried
      When I read about his widowed bride,
      But something touched me deep inside
      The day the music died.

      So bye-bye, miss american pie.
      Drove my chevy to the levee,
      But the levee was dry.
      And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
      Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
      "this’ll be the day that I die."

      Did you write the book of love,
      And do you have faith in God above,
      If the Bible tells you so?
      Do you believe in rock ’n roll,
      Can music save your mortal soul,
      And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

      Well, I know that you’re in love with him
      `cause I saw you dancin’ in the gym.
      You both kicked off your shoes.
      Man, I dig those rhythm and blues.

      I was a lonely teenage broncin’ buck
      With a pink carnation and a pickup truck,
      But I knew I was out of luck
      The day the music died.

      I started singin’,
      "bye-bye, miss american pie."
      Drove my chevy to the levee,
      But the levee was dry.
      Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
      And singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
      "this’ll be the day that I die."

      Now for ten years we’ve been on our own
      And moss grows fat on a rollin’ stone,
      But that’s not how it used to be.
      When the jester sang for the king and queen,
      In a coat he borrowed from james dean
      And a voice that came from you and me,

      Oh, and while the king was looking down,
      The jester stole his thorny crown.
      The courtroom was adjourned;
      No verdict was returned.
      And while lennon read a book of marx,
      The quartet practiced in the park,
      And we sang dirges in the dark
      The day the music died.

      We were singing,
      "bye-bye, miss american pie."
      Drove my chevy to the levee,
      But the levee was dry.
      Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
      And singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
      "this’ll be the day that I die."

      Helter skelter in a summer swelter.
      The birds flew off with a fallout shelter,
      Eight miles high and falling fast.
      It landed foul on the grass.
      The players tried for a forward pass,
      With the jester on the sidelines in a cast.

      Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
      While the sergeants played a marching tune.
      We all got up to dance,
      Oh, but we never got the chance!
      `cause the players tried to take the field;
      The marching band refused to yield.
      Do you recall what was revealed
      The day the music died?

      We started singing,
      "bye-bye, miss american pie."
      Drove my chevy to the levee,
      But the levee was dry.
      Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
      And singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
      "this’ll be the day that I die."

      Oh, and there we were all in one place,
      A generation lost in space
      With no time left to start again.
      So come on: jack be nimble, jack be quick!
      Jack flash sat on a candlestick
      Cause fire is the devil’s only friend.

      Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
      My hands were clenched in fists of rage.
      No angel born in hell
      Could break that satan’s spell.
      And as the flames climbed high into the night
      To light the sacrificial rite,
      I saw satan laughing with delight
      The day the music died

      He was singing,
      "bye-bye, miss american pie."
      Drove my chevy to the levee,
      But the levee was dry.
      Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
      And singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
      "this’ll be the day that I die."

      I met a girl who sang the blues
      And I asked her for some happy news,
      But she just smiled and turned away.
      I went down to the sacred store
      Where I’d heard the music years before,
      But the man there said the music wouldn’t play.

      And in the streets: the children screamed,
      The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed.
      But not a word was spoken;
      The church bells all were broken.
      And the three men I admire most:
      The father, son, and the holy ghost,
      They caught the last train for the coast
      The day the music died.

      And they were singing,
      "bye-bye, miss american pie."
      Drove my chevy to the levee,
      But the levee was dry.
      And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
      Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
      "this’ll be the day that I die."

      They were singing,
      "bye-bye, miss american pie."
      Drove my chevy to the levee,
      But the levee was dry.
      Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
      Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die."

      1. lorlie6 profile image86
        lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I sang this song to my son, and now sing it to my new grandson-thanks so much for the words!

      2. I am DB Cooper profile image68
        I am DB Cooperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I love that there is a meaning behind every line in that song that relates to the world (and mostly the music scene) from the 1950's through the late 1960's.

    2. thirdmillenium profile image59
      thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hey
      This "Just my opinion" bit immediately made me sit up. There is a complete and consummate  troll on youtube who always ends his comments with these very same words. Are you he/she?

    3. Karanda profile image86
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      To lorlie6, perhaps you are too young yet, oops, I meant we are too young yet to say 'back in my day'. But the elders seem to get a kick out of it.

  7. Flightkeeper profile image79
    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    Well the two most overused words of 2010 are "Hope" and "Change".  It means that people are going to say to themselves at the end of the year "I hope that I still have change left." big_smile

  8. Flightkeeper profile image79
    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    You can also include "transparency" lol  As in "What transparency?"

  9. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    "Snooki"

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Amen!

    2. Karanda profile image86
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No idea, what's a 'Snooki'?

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This is a Snooki

        http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2010/03/29/pagesix/photos_stories/snooki_wireimage--300x300.jpg

  10. Me, Steve Walters profile image79
    Me, Steve Waltersposted 6 years ago

    "Obama"

  11. Tina Kachan profile image49
    Tina Kachanposted 6 years ago

    justin bieber tongue

    1. Karanda profile image86
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Who? lol

      1. Tina Kachan profile image49
        Tina Kachanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        exactly big_smile

  12. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 6 years ago

    I'm just glad it wasn't 9/11. I'd say "Change," too.

  13. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    God. Enough said. lol lol

    1. Karanda profile image86
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Especially on these forums.

  14. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    "God" does not count. We all put different meaning to it!

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is still a "word" isn't it?

  15. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    "Green,"  "Green Energy," "Greening of America."

    "Clean-burning coal,"  WHAAAAT??? There's an oxymoron if I ever heard one!

    "I approve this message."  YUCK!

    "Social Media" is certainly near the top, as is "political responsibility."  Another "Whaaaattt???" oxymoron moment...makes about as much sense as the ever-present "military intelligence."

    Cheers, everyone!

    1. Karanda profile image86
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Great oxymorons. lol

  16. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Two words:
    Gaga (as in Lady Gaga)
    Palin (Sarah, Bristol, Todd, Tripp, Trekk, Willow .. any and all).

    I still fail to see how anyone can go GAGA over the PALINS lol

    1. Karanda profile image86
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Clever and funny. lol

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I fail to see why anyone would choose as a stage name something that sounds like unitelligible baby-talk gibberish!  Gaga-goo-goo!

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Genius!!

        From now on, please refer to me as "Mr. Goo Goo"

  17. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 6 years ago

    I am beginning to hate the phrase.."Pay it forward". But, it has yet to reach the level of Sarah Palin's annoying "Joe the Plummer" speech. But, anything she does is annoying to me.

    I would like to feed her a "Kiss my...or Suck my." speech. I wonder who started saying that? I also hate "Homeboy and He or she is my homey. That's really annoying, that and "You've lost you swagger."

    WTF is a swagger?

    1. Karanda profile image86
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is this a riddle? I love riddles, but I have no idea what a swagger is. I come from the land down under, where a swag is a roll up bed used for camping out. Originally it was the bed roll for the lonesome drover, travelling the country to look after his cattle or sheep.

      Nope, I give up, what is a swagger?

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
        DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Swagger in American English means a cocky, arrogant stride when walking.  A 'walking stick' (not used as a cane for actual medical issues) also used to be called a "swagger stick," but that's more back in the Victorian era.

        Your comment instantly tossed the old song, "Waltzing Matilda" into my brain!  ;-)

          Cheers!

        1. brimancandy profile image81
          brimancandyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I was kidding when I said WTF about swagger. I know what it means. But, I like your reply DzyMsLizzy.

          I once made a group of guys laugh, when I expressed my desire to stagger and swagger over to the kitchen at my local campground where I would make myself a sandwich with some Fazizzil on it and Shalax. You sometimes want to to do that after watching American Idol for an hour. Then later own I would go hang out with the Dawgs! Dawg!

          I also forgot to add "No English." For those we know damn well can speak it just fine, they only do it when it is in their best interest to do so.

  18. pisean282311 profile image56
    pisean282311posted 6 years ago

    scams...though a very old word it was use , re use , mis used , overly used , right used , wrongly used but was used...

  19. SmittenWithTravel profile image61
    SmittenWithTravelposted 6 years ago

    Over used words that I'm really sick of...

    transparency - When I see an interview with a politician on tv this is the word that they seem to work into the conversation.

    Enough already...every politician wants to be transparent (yeah right!)

    1. Karanda profile image86
      Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oxymoron? lol

  20. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    "at the end of the day"

    "You know what I mean?"

    these are phrases, LOL

    and

    "whatever"

    1. ftclick profile image61
      ftclickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The acronym TMI was overused

  21. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    Oh, yeah...I almost forgot one of the most over-used:

    "upcycled"

    BAH!  It's been re-purposed, recycled, re-used, adapted.  But "upcycled?"  Please!

  22. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    In order to sound very clever you have to invent some words that:
    1.rarely used
    2. No one understands
    3. never existed in the first place
    Then you'll sound like a very educated and bright person.
    So repurpose your green energy with a swagger and upcycle up the oxycleaned and oxymoroned hill of human vanity! Che-e-e-e-rs! Ga-ga-ga-ga!!!

  23. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4273725_f248.jpg
    We don't walk dressed  like that outside -
    we still dress ourselves like that inside.
    It's sad and funny.

    Human vanity.

  24. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    In the UK 'cutbacks' is probably used in the news more than any two words. 

    Now the 'new' government can blame the old government for the financial mess they are proclaiming new ideas for cutbacks constantly.

  25. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Obamacare.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

  26. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    Oh--yet one more--and if I hear this one again, I may scream!

    "Fashionista"

  27. profile image0
    Helpful Hannaposted 6 years ago

    Really?

  28. Stan Fletcher profile image80
    Stan Fletcherposted 6 years ago

    Hairy Manboobs...OK, I'm just messin with you.  You guys already took all of mine.

  29. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    random overused all year.

      positive thinking, everyone says that all the time...

      THE NEW  example grey is the new black, etc.....

  30. Daniel Carter profile image92
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    Bailout.

    Because the money used to bailout businesses was used by businesses to gouge the people who provided it.

  31. matherese profile image59
    mathereseposted 6 years ago

    "credit crunch" and recession To be honest i did not understand meaning the word credit crunch at the beginning all I know is everyone was using this word.  Restaurants were advertising credit crunch meals, The pubs had credit crunch drinking hours.

    Someone finally told me that it was a way of saying economic crisis.

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      credit crunch sounds a bit like a new sweet.  Like apple crumble or something tasty.......

  32. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    cyber! yes! or cyber-no  doesn't matter whether anybody else already said it in the three pages of trash you cyber-fools cooked up here to trap me into another 3 hours of useless flirty babbel!

    so long succers!  I'm all, like, really outta here for the rest of the day.  probably.  I hope . . .


    " and 
    . . . "

  33. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    it means online activity such as being a cyber-freak, cyber-nut, or cyber-holic!

 
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