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Old 02-22-2011, 10:36 PM   #1
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Early retirement for media phrases?

Any media phrases you have gotten totally tired of hearing and would prefer to see retired?

The one I'd like to see disappear is "... at the end of the day..."
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
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"in these tough economic times"
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:18 AM   #3
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"new normal" (The most dangerous words on Wall St. are This time it's different.)

"it's a stock-picker's market" (It's never a stock-picker's market.)

"high-quality dividend-paying stocks" (It's extremely hard to determine the "quality" of a stock, and even if you could, that quality has already been priced in by people with better information than you.)

"the lost decade" (It wasn't lost if you invested passively throughout the decade.)

"catalyst" (For 15 yrs Maria Bartiromo has been beating this word to death. Enough!)

Not that I think about this stuff much.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:49 AM   #5
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These are all good ones. Guess I might want to think about flipping the channel away from financial/political programs.

One other addition: beginning any sentence with "That said, ..." or "That being said, ..." seems to give me an urge to throw over-ripe fruit at the speaker/writer.
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One other addition: beginning any sentence with "That said, ..." or "That being said, ..." seems to give me an urge to throw over-ripe fruit at the speaker/writer.
That said, I'll take a peach...
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The "car in the ditch" analogies.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:38 AM   #8
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In keeping with the current reporting standards, I would just like to know I have made a major step forward in LBYM. I am now 'Investing' in ice cream, cake, computers, travel, and everything else, and have cut my spending to 0.
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It's a story we will continue to track.... OR

We'll continue to follow this closely.

Of course, the media attention span is 10 seconds and they quickly move on with no intention of ever tracking the story closely. And what do we really care anyway.
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Outraged.

Why are so many people feeling this way EVERY DAY?
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And "gifted" as in "She gifted the bulk of her estate to the university"--isn't "gave" perfectly elegant on its own?
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Duh

Whatever

Too funny

Text me

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heh heh heh - Not just media. Ok ok so I broke down and got a 7 cents/min. prepaid cell. I hate instant access and 24/7 media. I recently renewed my library card - books no DVD's. Let me get back with you on that.
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"already baked in" refering mostly to news/events in a stock price or earnings but see it used poorly in other areas too
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The one I'd like to see disappear is "... at the end of the day..."
Ha, I first heard that one was 30 some years ago while in a project meeting in the UK. I was pretty green and could not quite make sense of all the things we were going to get done by day's end.

It's not a phrase, but I get tired of all the articles listing simplistic answers to the retirement dilemma, like work longer, save more, etc.
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Duh

Whatever

Too funny

Text me

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heh heh heh - Not just media. Ok ok so I broke down and got a 7 cents/min. prepaid cell. I hate instant access and 24/7 media. I recently renewed my library card - books no DVD's. Let me get back with you on that.
+1 on the 7 cent plan with the $9 phone!
My tiring phrase-"It is what it is"
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All of the above, plus:

"Invite" for invitation - "Didn't get an invite to the royal wedding? You're not alone..."

"Install" for installation "Ready to do the install"

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"Retirement age". To me retirement age is when you quit working, not when you draw SS.
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In keeping with the current reporting standards, I would just like to know I have made a major step forward in LBYM. I am now 'Investing' in ice cream, cake, computers, travel, and everything else, and have cut my spending to 0.
Yeah, the problem is just that too much of this stuff just goes to "waist", or is "depreciated" by morning...At least the travel is fun and the computer sticks around a little longer.

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Duh

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Too funny

Text me

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heh heh heh - Not just media. Ok ok so I broke down and got a 7 cents/min. prepaid cell. I hate instant access and 24/7 media. I recently renewed my library card - books no DVD's. Let me get back with you on that.
Hey...it's great to hear from you unclemick!....
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