"amazeballs: You think it’s irritating that people overuse the word amazing, particularly when they pronounce it ah-mah-zing. But amazeballs makes you want to commit violence against your own eardrums. For realballs.
artisanal: If you have to listen to one more hipster brag about something being artisanal, you are going to snap their Ray-Bans in half. “Artisanal” has become such a commonplace label that it will soon have all the selling power of “MSG-free.”
cray: You thought it was cute at first, saying that crazy things were “cray-cray” and then walking it back to the more familiar “cray.” Unfortunately, cute is rarely a quality that endures.
Gangnam style: Heeeeeey, sexy lady! Stop it. Just stop it.
literally: You have figuratively had it up to here with people using literally when they mean, say, metaphorically. To paraphrase the great Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, precision is the very soul of communication.
meh: This was a fine reaction to the lackluster Republican field during the election. Now you’re over it — and think we could all do with a little less apathy in general. Employ some constructive criticism, people.
totes: Simply abbreviating something doesn’t make it cool. This word has totes magotes lost its staying power.
YOLO: You Only Live Once — so stop wasting your fleeting breath on this terrible acronym.
zombie apocalypse: What is it with the undying zombie fixation? You’d rather hear about almost anything else at this point: a werewolf apocalypse, a kraken apocalypse, a toaster apocalypse!”
“How does it feel seeing all these articles about your son?”
"I feel very proud, because he speaks for the average citizen…. [although] I wish he would just be an artist. One person cannot solve the problems of the whole country. But, if everyone ignores the country’s problems, what will happen?”—Ai Weiwei's mother from Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
“We have no other nation on earth who is closer to us and there’s no leader with whom I have a deeper sense of personal gratitude and personal friendship.”—Jimmy Carter to the Shah of Iran (197?), from OPB’s The Iranian Americans