5 terms we hope not to hear again

1 Transparent
We know: In this post-Enron world, honesty is key. But let's leave "transparency" for Riedel stemware, and just tell the truth.

2 Sub-prime loans
It seemed like a good idea at the time, for lenders to offer these unconventional mortgage loans. But now? See "foreclosure."

3 "Going green"
It's become a catch-all term for everything from alternative light-bulb use to wearing hemp-soled shoes. Taking action is critical, but let's lose the color-coded euphemism.

4 Masstige
Bed Bath & Beyond, H&M, Target... of course we still love 'em. But pseudo-French pronunciations are so last year.

5 "Don't tase me bro!"
College student Andrew Meyer's plea to university police during a John Kerry speech not only spread like wildfire online, it also made its way onto bumper stickers and T-shirts. Just like his incessant wailing after getting zapped, this phrase makes our ears bleed.

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