1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen’s English in 2012-
amazing, baby bump, shared sacrifice, occupy, blowback, man cave, the new normal, pet parent, win the future, trickeration, ginormous, and thank you in advance.
Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Go here to read more about how the words are chosen.
Not too many phrases bother me … My husband is a teacher and over the years, he has come across many phrases he has found silly or annoying. A few years ago, the phrase to use was “snap!” or “oh, snap!” – to which my husband, to the utter groaning, non-amusement of his students would add: “crackle! pop!”
Currently it is not so much phrases or words that bother me but tones … like when my daughter says, “Yeah, right.” or “Ya think!” and there’s “as if” and a few others …
I guess that’s not really keeping with the above list – but these things bother me more! 🙂
2. Are you easily embarrassed?
With the friends I hang around with … I sure hope not!! (you KNOW who you are …)
3. What is your go-to snack?
just ONE? I guess I’ll admit I have an unhealthy love for poptarts … :-O
I actually prefer Toaster Strudels, but I can’t always justify buying them.
4. Have you ever been to Washington D.C.? If not do you have any desire to go? What site/attraction would you most want to see in that city? If you have been, what’s your favorite site/attraction?
We lived outside of D.C. when I was a child. We lived in Alexandria, VA from 1975(?) until 1981 – and I guess I took it for granted that we lived right by OUR NATION’S CAPITOL Almost every year – from kindergarten to 5th grade, we took a field trip to some Smithsonian Museum or the other. It wasn’t until we went back when I was an adult that I realized what TREASURES those museums are -my favorite is the Natural History one.
5. sit ups-planks-lunges-squats…which do you hate the least?
I’d have to say I hate ALL OF THEM equally … but I think I hate abdominal exercises worst of all.
6. What’s a small act of kindness you were shown that you’ve never forgotten?
There have been so many acts of kindness extended to us … I think the most recent kindnesses I remember are those to us when we found out we were expecting Miriam – 9 years after our last baby and 5 years after I’d given away or sold all my baby things because I just never thought I’d have another child …. I don’t think we had to buy very much at all for Miriam. Our church and our friends rallied around us – and we were given so many gifts to include a gorgeous, gently used crib and my parents provided the stroller/car seat. From the biggest things to the very tiniest – and even borrowed maternity clothes that were actually very cute – we had everything our baby girl (and we) needed!
7. Have you ever been a blood donor?
No, I’m too anemic to donate blood … but I have been blessed to receive blood twice as I’ve needed 2 transfusions in the last 7 years.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
My mind is a swirling mess of upcoming trips that I am planning. I haven’t traveled much in the last 7 years, but suddenly I am presented with 2 opportunities to go to 2 places I am SO EXCITED to go: a weekend in Chicago with my daughter in February AND a 10 day trip to GERMANY with my son in March!!!
I am researching tickets today – and trying NOT to think about how much this will all cost. But with my husband’s blessing, I will proceed to PLAN for both trips – hopefully without too much guilt.