Decade’s Top 10 Stuff

Now that the “2ks” have finally come to an end, the “Top Ten” lists are being fired out fast and furious in a masochistic rehash of that sad and sorry decade — like Salon’s “Top Ten Quotations“.

Salon’s list includes such ludicrous gems as “Bring ’em on” and “Keep your government hands off my Medicare”, but any Top Ten list is limited by definition and there were a few pearls of brain-damaged wisdom that were left out.  I’ll never know how this instant classic from Sarah Palin didn’t make the top ten cut:  “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’…”

And I’m sure there are more, what do you think?

It also occurs to me that there are many words and expressions that are now part of the mainstream lexicon which either didn’t exist or I’d never heard of before the year 2000, like the term “Death Panel”.  In no particular order, some of the other ones that come to mind are:

1.    “Google”

2.    “Tweet” and tweep and the entire family of Twitter-related words

3.    “Blogosphere”

4.    “Netroots”

5.    “Teabagger”

6.    “Unfriend” (Oxford’s Word of the Year for 2009)

7.    “Hanging Chad”

8.    “LOLcat”

9.    “WMD”

10.  “W00T!”

And…?

18 Responses to “Decade’s Top 10 Stuff”


  1. 1 J. A. Baker Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    11) “C+ Augustus” (referring to The Most Holy George W. Christ the Infallible)

    12) “Rick Roll”

    13) “I am aware of all Internet traditions”

    14) “9/11 Changed Everything™”

  2. 2 Rob F Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    15) “Batshit”

    16) “Fisking”

    17) “Wingnut” and “Moonbat”

    18) “Shorter”

  3. 3 JJ Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    OMG, how could I forget “I am aware of all internet traditions”??

    Re “9/11 Changed Everything” — there was also “Too soon?”

    Rickroll! BWAHAHAHA!

  4. 5 JJ Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Rob F – Those are excellent! The famous “Shorter” concept is definitely one of the best creations of the last decade.

    Also, with wingnut bloggers promoting the Iraq War, we got “the 101st Chairborne Division” 😆

  5. 6 JJ Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    “EPIC fail”

    “Pwnage”

  6. 7 J. A. Baker Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    20) “Sexting” (sexually explicit text messages)

    21) “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”

    22) “Wide Stance”

    23) “Leave Brittany ALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNEEEEEE!!!!!”

  7. 8 J. A. Baker Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    24) “Someone is WRONG on the Internet!”

    25) Wikipedia and its spinoffs

    26) “Macaca”

    And since we’re on the subject…

    27) YouTube

  8. 9 JJ Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    “iPhone” — or “i”-anything, iTunes, iPhoto etc.

    “Heteronormative”

    “Values Voters”

  9. 11 fern hill Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Birthers.

    Truthers.

    Tenthers. (I don’t remember what brand of nuttiness that one entails.)

    Lipstick on a pitbull.

    All the variants $arah has inspired: Quitbull, etc. (others with less beer in their systems can elaborate).

    SOW, sneering rightwingnutz* acronym for Status of Women Canada. (See above, re lipstick and BBW’s badge — is it still there?)

    Obamessiah. Obamania. Many more of those too.

    * Using ‘z’ for ‘s’. I blame LOL cats.

  10. 14 J. A. Baker Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Tenthers. (I don’t remember what brand of nuttiness that one entails.)

    It refers to the Tenth Amendment.

    Basically, Randroids on Steroids™©®; they believe that anything outside of shoveling massive loads of money to Blackwater/Xe, Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, etc. is Unconstitutional™.

  11. 15 Bina Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Dubya.

    Macacawitz.

    Caribou Barbie.

    Bible Spice.

    Darwin Award.

    Teh Stoopid. (And my personal coinage thereupon, Teh Heterostoopid–straight people so dumb they shouldn’t be allowed to reproduce and pass it along, but, being dumb, they probably will anyway.)

  12. 16 sedum Monday, January 4, 2010 at 8:53 am

    This transcends the decade and probably the last century.

    Youz and youz’ll or is it yous and yous’ll ?

  13. 17 sedum Monday, January 4, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Sorry. Wrong thread but my hearts in the right place.

  14. 18 J. A. Baker Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    47) Dancing Baby

    48) “All your base are belong to us!”

    49) Numa-numa

    50) ROFLcopter

    51) Trolling, in all its various forms

    52) Godwin’s Law

    53) Emoticons

    54) Chuck Norris facts

    Okay, I think I’ll stop now…


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