Gyyneth Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin say they are “conscious uncoupling.” That sounds dumb to me — whatever happened to separating and divorcing? (Not that THAT is a good idea…but at least it is not phony nice.) I would love to know who came up with that one. I hope they didn’t pay some PR person or lawyer by the hour to come up with the obvious: they gave up…or one or both of them did something unforgiveable.
And you know I hate “went missing” — whatever happened to disappeared? vanished?
Here are a few more: “exclusive” (most overused – and silly – word in television. It is used to describe an interview that someone else just did! I have not uttered that word on TV is almost 10 years. I just can’t bring myself to say it.)
Foodie might be a word you use and maybe common…but I have heard it so much in the last 6 months that I am over it.
When you go to Starbucks, it is no longer small, medium and large. What was wrong with those 3 words? Now it is grande etc.
“You talk about” is what all the sportscasters say as they cover a live event (and I think: I was not talking about it. Was someone?)
Of course I have my own stupid speech habits I need to get over. They bug me, too. I hate it when I hear myself say something so stupid and random as “you know.”