Selfie, twerk top annoying words list
Last updated 12:29 01/01/2014
A US university has issued its annual list of annoying words, and those flexible enough to take selfies of themselves twerking should take note.
In addition to "selfie" and "twerking," there was a strong sense among those who nominated words to this year's list that the word "hashtag" and term "Mr Mom" had both run their course.
"Selfie," a term that describes a self-taken photo, often from a smartphone, led the way among the more than 2000 nominations submitted to Lake Superior State University's 39th annual batch of words to banish due to overuse, over-reliance and overall fatigue.
Even US President Barack Obama got into the act when he took a well-publicised selfie with other world leaders in South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
"It's a lame word. It's all about me, me, me," wrote David Kriege of Lake Mills, Wisconsin. "Put the smartphone away. Nobody cares about you."
Since 1975, the list has grown to more than 800 words, many from the worlds of politics, sports and popular - maybe too popular - culture........ The most annoying words of 2013
- Mister Mom
- [Insert item] on steroids
- The suffix -ageddon: wine-ageddon, sale-ageddon, flower-ageddon, car-ageddon ...
- The suffix -pocalypse: as in "snow-pocalypse"
- Intellectually bankrupt
- Morally bankrupt
...more at linkhttp://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/9 ... words-list