Post by Ken Schmidt

I love the english language.  My wife and I often talk about words, the origin of them and the overuse of certain words/phrases.

Here are some words/phrases that I wonder of the origin:

  1. Opine: we first heard this word when President Bush uttered it in a press conference
  2. Concussed: this has become the buzzword in football circles…I am not sure it is a real word

Here are three words/phrases that I think have used up their 15 minutes of fame:

  1. Epic
  2. It is what it is
  3. Just sayin

I would be interested in words/phrases that you think should be retired.