When people I know or even strangers use the same words or phrases, I know something's up.
The other day I noticed one of the other women in the office closing her phone conversation with, "Thank you so much." Here I'd thought I was the only one coining that phrase, but apparently not. I must have picked it up myself from somewhere and started using it.
Here are some words and/or phrases popular now and before:
Thank you so much - This year's phrase
Perfect - This one has lasted about 3 years, but is starting to die down.
Whatever - Using this word drives a person crazy. It's also dying out, but great for emphasis on occasion.
Icky - This one I remember from when I was a child.
Give it up for - Great concert cliche
Went missing - newscasters love this one
Speaking in Diagrams - I hate this one - People say, "Number one..." and then forget to give the rest of the numbers.
Do you use these buzzwords? Do you know of others to add to the collection? Please leave a comment.