Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 7, 2013

Bad words, births, ‘Buckwild,’ more

— A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:

On a poll question asking about the most overused word or term of 2012:

• “Just sayin’ ’’ ... Joya C.

• “Romney!” — George S.

• “YOLO” — Jamie L.

• “Obama!” — Sherry S.

• “Epic” — Angela G.

• “It got gone” — Julie S.

• “Amazing” and anything dealing with “Gangnam Style” — Michael W.

• “Change!” — Anthony H.

• “GM is saved” and “Bin Laden is dead” — Pamela M

• “LOL” — Kaye W.

• From the politicians, “I promise” — Bobbie S.

On a story about the first baby of 2013, and if you know anyone born on a holiday:

• My niece was born on New Year’s Eve — Stefanie B.

• Me and four of my half siblings. I’m born on the 4th of July, half brother on Valentine’s Day, half sister on Groundhog’s Day, half sister on Halloween, and a half brother on Christmas :) Nora R.

• My two half sisters that are twins were born on Christmas Eve, and I have another half sister that was born on Christmas Day — Mae M.

• My daughter was born on New Year’s Eve — Sherrie J.

• Daughter on Christmas Day! — Barbara P.

• My son, born at 5 a.m. Christmas Day 1979 — Bonnie W.

• My son was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 2006! — Amber S.

• Me. I was born on Halloween — Rhonda B.

• I was born on Valentine’s Day with my twin brother. It’s also my anniversary — Kara K.

On a story about police still seeking evidence in the 2010 death of Chrystal Cantrell:

• I’m so glad this case is still being investigated. Crystal’s family deserves justice — Shirl M.

On a poll question asking if you are satisfied with the deal reached by Congress to avoid the fiscal cliff:

• They had four years to do something, why would they think they could do anything in a month or less? What a joke — Madison O.

• Yet again both sides let the American people down. But we give them a raise. Unbelievable! — Meresa M.

• We were sold out, as always! — Judy C.

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