10 Words That Must Never Be Uttered, Written or Texted Again. Ever.
As 2008 winds down, we who still write for a living pray for a rain that will wash away the stale or clumsy words and phrases that have been choking political debates, social discourse and simple emails. Fat chance, though -- some of the
clunkers below have been sticking in our throats like fish bones for years. (A depressing number can be found on the Web sites of L.A. City Councilmembers.) They aren't necessarily the worst, unfortunately. If you have some you'd like seen tossed into the witch's oven, please reply with your own list.
UCLA Bruins Football vs. Arizona Wildcats
TicketsSat., Oct. 1, 7:30pm
UCLA Bruins Men's Soccer vs. Oregon State Beavers Men's Soccer
TicketsSun., Oct. 2, 3:00pm
Anaheim Ducks v. Los Angeles Kings
TicketsSun., Oct. 2, 5:00pm
NBA Preseason Basketball: Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings
TicketsTue., Oct. 4, 7:00pm
4. "Watch," as in "Not on my watch."
7. "Grow" as a verb. ("We must grow the economy.")
8. "Community" where no physical neighborhood exists. ("The gang community," "The comic book community.")
10. Mission statement. (Unless it refers to one of Spanish California's 21 religious settlements.)
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.