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Old 09-21-2016, 03:33 PM
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Some words, I think, deserve to never be spoken again.

The same is true of some phrases.

And the phrase, "comfort zone," certainly fits that description.

Most of us much prefer to remain in our respective comfort zones.

Why would we wish to make ourselves uncomfortable, anyway?

Do others have some other words or phrases that deserve to be banned?

Or even a comment upon this?
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:38 PM
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"I could care less" "I couldn't care less"

...since the meme (from the 20s, 30s) has gone out of style and no one gets it right. It was pure sarcasm, which the greatest generation kids were known for, and I remember as I seem to remember all trivia that if a person said, "I couldn't care less", folks could tell he was a square.
Yet if you search the internet today you'll see that as the correct phrase.
Not meant to be grammatically correct as a stand alone sentence, it was a slang that meant something like:
I could care less, but I really don't have the time to dwell on it enough to care even less than I do already.
If that makes sense (which it doesn't much anymore)
hence my vote for just banning it from the English language altogether!
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I'm anti-Taliban on banning words....


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Uber
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Penalties given for overuse of the word "outraged"...
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fusion (as in food) browsing cooking forums, for some reason that drives me nuts lol
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BOGO (buy one get one)
It used to be "BOGOF" (for "buy one, get one free"); but nowadays, the second one is frequently just 50 percent off. (In fact, I even saw one sale where the second one was just 25 percent off.)
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