2015 List of Bankrupt Words

I love words. I feel triumphant when I chose a word judiciously. As a consumer of podcasts, broadcasts, lectures and other media I often hear the same words and expressions ad nauseam. They aren’t bad words–just overused words. They need a little break from usage to regain their power. Here is my 2015 list. Cheers to 2016.





So, (used before a question is answered)


Politically Correct


What it is all about

It’s all about

It’s about

I’m all about

So, it’s about (doubly bankrupt here)


Construct (pronounced with the accent on the first syllable)

Cultural construct




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