Awesome! "Epic" is declining in use (except at CNN)

epic-trends

Good news! The most overused word of 2013 is clearly in decline. Epic became synonymous with dudebro culture thanks to web phenomena like Epic Meal Time and epic fail, leading marketers to pounce on the word in hopes of reaching the demographic. That explains why CNN has it twice on their front page this morning, like a dad trying to connect with his son.

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Business buzzwords, the interactive chart

Thomson Reuters' chart about business buzzwords is perfect storm of game-changing interactivity. A disruptive deep-dive into what is, admittedly, a low-hanging fruit, it's a win-win for the web. [via Felix Salmon]

Daily Idioms: hypothetical buzzwords

Oh, I could read Debbie Chachra's #dailyidioms buzzword tweets all day long:

* uterine replicator, Turkish delight doughnut, Galapagan isolation, ghost craters, empathy system, nonconsensual collaboration.

* molecular motors, ruin-exhibitionism, sensor grenade, group-level phenomena, Mylar L-sleeve, surreality TV show.

* weaponized social steganography, pin bin, ekranoplan, spline connection, bee space, memory engineering.

* damnatio memoriae, tagging trolls, fuzz fairing, hyperbolic metamaterials