My neologism of the year

My neologism of the year


norman lebrecht

April 07, 2011

If you want to ask someone to leave the room in 2011, you tell them – apparently – to transition off.

That’s what Fox News has just done, without prejudice, to its appallingly prejudiced and more than mildly fantasist presenter, Glenn Beck.
Here’s the Wall Street Journal headline:

Glenn Beck To Transition Off Daily Fox Program

I’m finding this a particularly useful coinage. I have used it twice today on cold callers and I think Wayne Rooney may have been searching for the phrase when he last faced the cameras.
Further applications warmly welcomed, along with any other neologisms that have entered your daily usage.