Saturday, February 04, 2006

fabulize


The following words are to be forever excised from the English language:

glamorous
vintage
quirky
eclectic
fabulous

If you find yourself using any of the above at any time you should send me $100 per word per violation. I accept paypal. However, I'm prepared to provide some wholesome alternatives so that we might begin to incorporate language into our vocabulary that inspire our imaginations instead of regurgitating stale platitudes that have lost any descriptive power whatsoever. Let's exfoliate such linguistic sleaze from our lips and begin to revel in the verbal delights of:

loosey goosey
tomfoolery
hullabaloo
flibbertigibbet
autological

Screw homogenization and let's live a little.

3 comments:

Montag said...

So glad you haven't banned "gravity-defying jugs" from the lexicon.

I've been doing my part for hullabaloo for some time already. I'll try harder on the rest of the list, though.

Fehlleistungen said...

isn't it flibbertigibbet?

minsuhson said...

uh, i stand corrected. dammit! your attention to detail is alarming. no wonder you're going to finish your dissertation ahead of me.

and yes, "gravity-defying jugs" continue to have a prominent place in my lexicon until we can come up with something better. highly unlikely.