Useless words of 2005

I was fascinated by the list of useless words of 2005 from the Lake Superior State University. I probably have used ‘community of learners’ on several occasions, and have read papers with this phrase liberally scattered about.

  • Surreal
  • hunker down
  • person of interest
  • community of learners
  • up-or-down vote
  • breaking news
  • designer breed
  • FEMA
  • first-time caller
  • pass the savings on to you
  • 97 per cent fat-free
  • an accident that didn’t have to happen
  • junk science
  • dawg
  • talking points
  • holiday tree
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    About Michael Rees
    Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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