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Top 5 Phrases of 2011

While it is difficult to compute the number of words in the English language, there are a few phrases that stood out in 2011. Not necessarily quotes of much substance, these are nevertheless phrases you likely heard during the year.

While it is difficult to compute the number of words in the English language, there are a few phrases that stood out in 2011. Not necessarily quotes of much substance, these are nevertheless phrases you likely heard during the year.

1. "It is what it is."

Hover over Twitter, Facebook, and the growing baby Google+ for a few minutes. You won't have to look long before you come across the phrase "It is what it is." What it means is, well, hard to pinpoint. Does it mean to not over think the way something appears, or is an explanation that you get what you see? Personally I don't get much out of the phrase and it seems to be a never ending circle about what actually "is." Regardless of its meaning, the phrase has gotten good usage during 2011.

2. "I'm just saying."

Whether conversing with a neighbor or watching a talk show, this phrase is a clear contender for top spot for most popular phrase of 2011. When someone says the phrase, that person is often justifying what he or she has just said. Perhaps an offensive statement was made, and a way to excuse the uncomfortable comment is to say "I'm just saying." Unfortunately the phrase doesn't hold much meaning and you may also say, for a similar effect, that "I am talking right now" and "Look my mouth is moving."

3. "Oh my God it's Justin Bieber!"

When screamed by young girls this phrase is often accompanied by sobs, tears, and hands shaking with excitement. Justin Bieber continues his mega-star reign as singer, actor, and heartthrob. Love him or hate him, it looks like he is here to stay for a while longer.

4. "LMFAO"

A phrase used over text messages, emails, social media, you name it... The phrase stands for "laugh my fat a** off" and it has caught on quickly in social circles. Try saying the abbreviation to a friend and chances are they will know exactly what you mean. The phrase is used to express appreciation for a funny phrase. Please note that the phrase can also be used by people who have small bottoms or have invested in implants for their rear-ends.

5. "Kim Kardashian is (insert any phrase here)."

Ms. Kardashian is a popular woman in the phrase-world of 2011. Her name was used in regards to her (very) short marriage, her growing bank account, and her large bottom. Perhaps she was even heard exclaiming "LMFA" shortly before writing a quote for the press about filing for divorce. Think 2011, think Kardashian.

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