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Friday, December 31, 2010

Phrases and words that need to go!

Happy New Year! Those lists that rank everything imaginable are hitting the web. Here are two fun lists from Feel free to write out your own lists!

10 Words and Phrases to Ban from your Writing
by Lindsey McCaffrey

1. Groundbreaking/ground breaking

2. Synergy

3. Thinking outside of the box

4. For all intents and purposes

5. Literally

6. Leverage

7. Real-time

8. Nice

9. Free information

10. Best-of-breed

See why here.

Here's the second list:

Meaningless Phrases People Use Everyday

By Matt Wilson

  1. Start at the beginning

  2. Let me begin by saying

  3. We, as human beings

  4. That said

  5. Happens to be

  6. All things considered

  7. All in all

  8. At the end of the day

  9. In order to

  10. In all its forms

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