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Most Popular Phrases of 21st Century

Asked for some suggestions for the Top Phrases/Catchwords of the 21st century, here's what Boom This! readers came up with:



The winners are:


1. It is what it is.

2. Outside the box

3. Googling (or Googled) 

4. IMed, IMing (Instant Message)

5. 24/7/365

6. Dissing

7. Too much information

8. That’s wrong on so many levels.

9. Bling-bling

10. How cool is that?

11. Uber (anything)




Other “I could have been a contender” nominees were:


  • Gnarly
  • “You’re harshing my mellow.”
  • Mother of (fill in the blank)
  • Amped
  • Who dey? We dey!
  • Hanging chad
  • Spanglish
  • Go commando
  • Phishing
  • “A” list
  • Props
  • Mullet
  • Downshifting (Boomers moving to less stressful jobs)

By Teresa K. Flatley



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