Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Hodgepodge Questions-Volume 335

Welcome to the first Hodgepodge of a brand new year! I hope your holidays were full of the people you love, and your new year is full of the same. Here are the questions to this week's Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog, then ski back here tomorrow to share answers with your friends and neighbors.

1. It's that time of year again...time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words (or phrases) they'd like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, or genera uselessness) in 2018. You can read more about the decision making process and word meaning here, but this year's top vote getters are-

unpack, dish (as in dish out the latest rumor), pre-owned, onboarding/offboarding, nothingburger, let that sink in, let me ask you this, impactful, Cofefe, drill down, fake news, hot water heater (hot water doesn't need to be heated), and gig economy

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?

2. What's something you need to get rid of in the new year?

3. Where do you feel stuck?

4. January is National Soup Month. When did you last have a bowl of soup? Was it made from scratch or from a can? Your favorite canned soup? Your favorite soup to make from scratch on a cold winter's day?

5. Tell us one thing you're looking forward to in 2018.

6. Insert your own random thought here.