9 Business Words We Heard Too Often in 2013
No. 1: 'content'
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2013 11:09 AM CST
'Content' grabs the number one spot.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Put them together, and you've got your standard company email sent this year. Business ETC has teamed up with the Global Language Monitor to determine the "most overused" business words of the year, based on GLM's analysis of the words used in an overwhelming number of places, including social media, blogs, and 275,000 print and online media sources. Shocker: plenty have to do with the Internet.

  1. Content
  2. Social media
  3. Sustainability
  4. Transparency
  5. Literally

  1. Guru
  2. Utilize
  3. Robust
  4. Ping
Click for the full list, which includes this one (fill in the blank): "Why don't we talk about this X?"

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Nov 29, 2013 10:27 AM CST
When ever a company or public figure has done somthing bad they always come out with this: "We take very seriouly bla bla bla ------------."
Nov 29, 2013 10:22 AM CST
Nov 29, 2013 8:12 AM CST
Can I add 'reached out' (for 'contacted') to the list? God I hate that pretentious term.