Not wanting to sound beyond my years (or like a BBC2 ‘Grumpy Old Women’ talking head) but there are some phrases and words that I personally think should be phased out.
Language is a democratic notion which has recently seen: ‘bridezilla’, ‘mummy porn’ and ‘amazeballs’ being entered into the dictionary. Is the lack of filter a good thing?
I don’t actually mind ‘LOL’ and ‘totes inappropes’ (not that you’ll catch me using them) but other, less obvious snippets of conversation have caught my ear, notably some seasonal favourites below.
If there ever happens to be a panel that yays or nays new words, can I chair it please?
Obviously these are minor offences and not ruining my day but just got me thinking about how language evolves into peculiar sayings.
Which words or phrases would be on your vetoed list?