20 Words Writers Must Never Use Again Now That the Elections Are Over

The 2008 race for the White House is finally over, and here is a handy list of words that no writer must EVER use again, thanks largely to the overkill in coverage of the primaries, the campaign, the debates, and the election itself. Freelancers, you must NEVER write the following words in ANY context:

1. Maverick

2. Socialist

3. Six-Pack

4. Acorn

5. Debate

6. Radicalism

7. Questionable

8. Terrorist

9. Troopergate

10.  Recession

11. Recession-Proof

12. Any combination of “Joe” and “Plumber”

13. Stump

14. Change

15. Exit Poll

16. Undecided

17. Swing State

18. Recount (thanks to Al Franken)

19. Landslide

20. Mandate

FZ readers, you’ve been warned. Anyone caught using these words in a writing context will be forced to endure every videotaped statement ever made by Sarah Palin that contain any or all of the words above.

2 thoughts on “20 Words Writers Must Never Use Again Now That the Elections Are Over”

  1. Um…Joe….if I don’t have time to blink, then I don’t have time to read your list. As a self-proclaimed maverick, I do not have time to blink.

  2. But we ALL have time to rush out and buy a pair of frameless “Palin” glasses. I plan on wearing mine any time I have to make an excuse for missing a deadline or goofing up some minor detail. “Ahh, well, gee, you know any Joe Six-Pack could make a mistake like that.”

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