I want to jump off something. That damn Fiscal Cliff may be just the place. When I grew up we had serious rock cliffs, so I paid attention to Momma’s advice to “watch the cliff”. For the love of all things holy, why could not Congress and the talking lips on the Telly have skipped that phrase. That was the number one phrase to be banished in the annual survey (38th) of “List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness”, as released by the Northern Michigan Lake Superior State University.
“Spoiler Alert”, but we might just need to “kick the can down the road” because it is no longer “trending” on our “bucket list”. All these made the list. I doubt that any of you would disagree.
“Yolo” y’all! which means you only live once had thankfully bypassed me, but every politician was a “job creator” and many people were “gurus” in their field because they ate “super food” and “doubled down” on whatever they were doing. All of these overused phrases were on this year’s list. Boy, some consultants who get paid to use such phrases while they allegedly consult will be “P.O.’d” (from the 1970’s just for old-time sake, like “cool beans” or “swell” from the 1940’s). It is always a bit off when some 70-year-old movie works in the cool phrases of that day because they don’t fit at all.
As a “Thought Lender”, I would like to kick that one, along with the stupid “LOL” and I do not want to do anything “viral”. Momma said to stay away from such things. Growing up in the mountains, I knew to stay off the “River of Debt” and not to go up the “Mountain of Despair” because sure enough, you will get "debt ceiling claustrophobia", fall off the “Fiscal Cliff”, or put your eye out.