If you're reading this blog, chances are that you read a lot, period. Books, blogs, magazines...whatever you can get your hands on. I'm firmly in that camp myself. The stack of books next to my bed is so high I can reach over and grab one off the top while sitting in bed without having to stretch. (And then there's the pile of magazines next to the book pile...)
I'm also a notorious TV news junkie.
However, all that reading and watching means there are certain words/phrases/topics that make me roll my eyes. I don't want to see or hear them ever again. Here's my current list. Feel free to add your own!
1) OCTOMOM. Really, who coined that phrase? Doesn't it make the woman sound like the villain in a Superman or Spiderman flick?
2) DR. PHIL. His fifteen minutes of fame should have ended two or three years ago. I hit mute during commercials for his show. His voice bugs me that much.
3) TWITTER. (closely related: TWEET) I know everybody's doing it. I refuse. Does anyone need to know what all their friends/relatives/random acquaintances are doing 24/7? I don't WANT to know!
4) HERO. There are a lot of heroes. However, each time a person does something heroic that makes the news, it ends up being replayed on an endless loop. This isn't really a word I think should be put out of use; rather, it should be used for special instances. Newscasters bandy about this moniker with abandon, referring to someone as a "hero" for weeks on end, which makes it lose its meaning.
5) "I HEAR WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, BUT...". This is the phrase people use when they want to dismiss someone else, but make them feel good about it. To me, it translates to, "I am about to ignore you because I believe I'm superior." (Note: This phrase is occasionally used by Dr. Phil.)
What about you? What phrases/words/topics are you tired of reading about or hearing? It doesn't have to be something from pop culture; I'd even like to hear about book or movie topics you feel are overdone. Fire away!