Phrases I never want to hear again

No more of these, please:

  • Anything of the form “A B, C [something that rhymes with B]
  • “But think about the children”
  • “Speak[ing] truth to power”
  • “Anna Nicole Smith,” unless followed by “was found dead”
  • Anything of the form “He was A before he was [something opposite to A]
  • “Rosario Dawson’s dong”
  • “It’s the [noun], stupid”
  • “Our exclusive poll”
  • “I’m [name] and I approved this message”
  • Anything containing the word “Federline”

I would be so grateful.

Addendum, 8 February 2007: I regret to note that Anna Nicole Smith was never mind, it’s just plain mean. Kevin Federline, you may want to know, is still alive.


  1. Dwayne "the canoe guy" »

    6 November 2006 · 1:57 pm

    I would add “our Oklahoma Values” to that list.

  2. Dwight »

    6 November 2006 · 3:20 pm

    I could do without the transitive form of “grow” as used by corporate officers and/or politicians.

  3. CGHill »

    6 November 2006 · 3:39 pm

    “We’re growing our business!”

    You can guess what they’re using for fertilizer.

  4. Brad »

    6 November 2006 · 4:29 pm

    Bullet #5 is just plain mean (even if she is annoying as hell)… but I like the others!

  5. Brad »

    6 November 2006 · 4:30 pm

    Adding to Dwayne’s comment, you can add the following phrase: “Faith, family and freedom”

  6. John Salmon »

    6 November 2006 · 4:52 pm

    It’s the blog, stupid.

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