Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  Every January 1st since 1976 Lake Superior University has published a list of words they'd like to see banished from the Queen's English.  Words may be banished due to misuse, overuse or just general uselessness (go here to read more about how the words were chosen).  Here are the words/phrases they'd like to see banished in 2014-

selfie, twerk/twerking, hashtag, Twittersphere, Mr. Mom, T-bone, _______on steroids, the suffixes-ageddon and -pocalypse added to anything and everything, from the world of politics the words-intellectually/morally bankrupt and Obamacare, and from the world of sports the words-adversity and fan base

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why?  Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?

I love all words. Words are fun. Heather however, says that if she never hears about twerking again she would not be sad about it.

2. What one unfinished project nags at you begging to be completed in this new year?

I have three research projects that are in revise and resubmit phase and they will be done by the end of the month plus another which I did the data collection over the summer for.

3. When did you last have a bowl of soup?  What kind? Homemade or from a can? What's your favorite soup?

I have some great Chicken soup from a restaurant call La Hacienda in downtown Charleston. It is great.

4. Snowed in, snowed under, snow job...which one most applies to your life in recent days, figuratively speaking?

Term begins today so snowed under is coming real soon. I have hear the avalanche at the top of the mountain.
5. What's the funniest movie you've ever seen, or at least one of the funniest?

We watched Shrek as a family the other night. I forgot how good the humor was in that movie.

6. In general, would you say you're clumsy?

I am not. I actually have an excellent sense of balance.
7. Elvis Presley was born on Hodgepodge Day (January 8th) back in 1935.  Are you an Elvis fan?  What's your favorite Elvis tune?  If that's too hard, which Elvis tune do you dislike the least?  Click here for a list of his songs. 

I do like me some Elvis. There are a lot of tunes I like but it is hard not to get into...

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Congrats to the C of C mens basketball team who won their first game in the new CAA conference last night. Darius Rucker even showed up to sing the national anthem.