Two Little Words

Fiscal cliff.

I don’t want to hear these words one more time.  I used to think that “fiscal cliff” sounded like a painful and depraved sex act, but the amusement factor is long gone. Stop saying it! Whoever started it needs to die.


Push back
Double down
Middle class
Grover Norquist
John McCain

Taylor Swift
Lady Gaga

Which two words would you like to ban? In the spirit of Christmas, please share!


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31 Responses to Two Little Words

  1. Chandy says:

    General Petraeus
    Bobby Kristina
    Chris Brown

  2. Romeo says:

    nip slip
    anal bleaching
    duck face
    and Mitch McConnell, although I love to mutter obscenities while imitating his voice.

    I would also prefer not to see any more pictures of the royal couple shagging.

  3. Sister Wolf says:

    Chandy – YES, except for Bobby Kristina…is there a reality show about her? I’m sure I’ll agree once I’ve seen it.

    Romeo – Oh god, Mitch McConnell, what a cunt. Cannot bear to here his name either.

  4. jlynn says:

    donald trump
    legitimate rape
    black friday
    (insert name here) kardashian
    gluten free
    job creators
    twitter feed
    lindsay graham (l. graham + j. mccain = super cuntbrothers)

  5. jlynn says:

    john galt
    government teat

    i just realized that if turn off my tv I’ll never have to see/hear 99% of those words ever again…

    boob tube

  6. Kelly says:

    Two little letters: OK. As in (nurse speaking to my dad in the hospital): “I’m going to give you your medication, OK?” “I’m going to change your gown, OK?”

  7. David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Nick Clegg.

  8. Joan says:

    Awesome sauce.

  9. Suspended says:

    Global Recession

  10. Jane says:

    I find the jargon-y words politicians use over and over here in Australia have the same effect on me as nails on blackboard.

    Back story
    Moving forward
    Working families
    Carbon tax
    Patchwork Economy

    I was at a conference recently and someone said something and instead of saying something like ‘Let’s analyse that shall we’ the facilitator said ‘Let’s unpack the back story shall we.’ Sounds almost obscene. Arrggghh.

  11. Bevitron says:

    Well, I’m not informed enough to know any of the current annoying as hell two words, but I have some personal hated two words, if that’s okay, that I can throw in, that I would like to never ever ever hear again:

    big butt
    flat tire
    vitreous detachment
    insufficient funds
    larger size
    stress incontinence

  12. Sister Wolf says:

    jlynn – All horrible!!!

    Suspended – But it’s less scary than ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’.

  13. Sister Wolf says:

    Jane – Hahahahahahaha! I would expect all the normal listeners to laugh hysterically.

    Bevitron – Vitreous detachment is chilling. What about ‘uterine prolapse’?

  14. David Duff says:

    “Pan fried” – to be seen on every menu and how else do you fry anything exept in a pan?!

    Barack Obama

  15. sulky kitten says:

    Gangnam Style

    Lindsay Lohan

    Now trending

    Real housewives

  16. Sam says:

    Dont like:
    game face
    man up
    flex up
    stop drinking
    dont stress
    stop worrying

    Do like:
    top up?
    have another
    order in?
    no worries

  17. Sister Wolf says:

    David – Do they mean, as opposed to deep-fried, which is a whole other thing? p.s. Barack Obama, Barack Obama, Barack Obama.

    Sulky Kitten – Excellent choices.

    Sam – “Don’t stress” is horrible. Man up and game face both make me want to punch someone.

  18. Suspended says:

    I no longer fear ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change.’ I see them as the new religion; changing laws, creating wealth, fear and oppression.

    The worlds weather systems have evolved since their inception. I live on a cold, damp Island called the UK which used to be tropical; Man did not cause this change but I’m sure he’d have worried about it if given a chance. So I’ve come to the conclusion, perhaps to quell any further worrying, that if we can’t stop natures changes, what makes us think we are powerful enough to create them?

    I refuse to be bothered by it anymore. I started worrying back in the early 90’s when there was an O-zone deficiency and we were all going to fry. When was the last time you heard anything about the O-zone? Not since Jamiroquai told us we “better play it nature’s way or she will take it all away” and then proceeded to collect every fucking fuel hungry sports car he could lay his hands on. Fuck him, and “them.” I have enough to worry about, day to day, and I think it’s better for me to live in this moment’s worry than to add to it by worrying about what might never be in the future. Besides, I dream of warmer days 😉

  19. Rosie says:

    Lusting over

    Invest in

    “Ermha gherd”

    Calm down

    What’s wrong

    [insert word] tits

    Insufficient funds

    Christmas spirit

  20. Audi says:

    Holiday cheer (is anybody actually cheery this time of year? if so I’ve certainly never met them)
    Black Friday
    Cyber Monday
    The holidays
    Consumer spending

    And the one I’ll really enjoy not hearing about anymore once we get past December: Mayan calendar.

  21. jlynn says:

    SW- I’d intended to draw the line at two consecutive posts, since the number of phrases that grate on me is apparently infinite, but I regretted not including two of the worst late-nite tv offenders: “erectile dysfunction”, and “PELVIC PROLAPSE”.

    Somehow “uterine prolapse” is even worse…

    *word to the wise- do not google pelvic prolapse- you cannot unsee the images that come up in the first page of search results

  22. Erin says:

    Yep. Amazeballs. Fucking awful.

  23. dana says:

    Austerity measures
    (the) reality is
    wish list

  24. annemarie says:

    achingly beautiful

    incredibly powerful

    intimate portrait

  25. annemarie says:


    St. Vincent (not the saint, the horrible hipster singer that destroyed my love for David Byrne forever)

  26. Krista says:

    Amazeballs doesn’t count I say it’s one word!
    How about?

    Ya right?
    I know.
    WE can.

  27. thriftstorelawyer says:

    American families
    John Boehner
    circle back

    and to annemarie’s stellar list I would add:
    eponymous record

  28. Suebob says:

    Going forward
    More granular
    necessary cutbacks
    social media
    lifelong learner
    learning opportunity
    family values
    values voter

  29. Aly says:

    Second Amendment

  30. Julie says:

    I second “going forward”

    Big-girl panties. Technically three words but I hate this phrase almost more than life itself.

    I also hate adults in their thirties and forties who adopt teenage slang and use it well past its sell-by date.

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