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On Facebook, one will find numerous pages like "I hate it when people leave my room and leave the door open" or "When a teacher points at me I look back only to find that it is ME".

Can there be a good word to reflect this broad category. I was thinking of Daily happenings, Common observations but I can't find a pleasant to sound word or phrase to represent them.

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Formerly, the word trivia would have fitted, but that has changed its meaning somewhat in the last few decades. – Colin Fine Jul 8 '12 at 15:07
I'm thinking "rubbish" or "trash" would work, but if you want to get fancy you might call these "mundane" or "quotidian" observations. – Robusto Jul 8 '12 at 15:26
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Among words for "commonplace observations", commonplace itself (or its plural, commonplaces) can be used as a noun with that meaning. Wiktionary defines noun commonplace as "A platitude or cliché" or "Something that is ordinary". Synonyms for adjective commonplace include hackneyed, which is related to words like banal, bromidic, clichéd, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, unoriginal, and well-worn, which may suggest nouns like banalities, bromides, clichés.

A banality is something "common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh." A bromide is "A dose of bromide taken as a sedative", or "A dull person with conventional thoughts [eg] My adviser at college was a bromide who had not had an original thought in years", or "A platitude." Earlier suggestions related to these terms include adjectives mundane ("ordinary; not new" or "tedious; repetitive and boring") and quotidian ("Having the characteristics of something which can be seen, experienced etc. every day or very commonly; commonplace, ordinary; trivial, mundane"). While quotidian is much more frequently seen as an adjective than as a noun, as a noun it means "(usually with definite article) Commonplace or mundane things regarded as a class". One might say: "The Facebook postings in question concentrate horribly on the quotidian and are vapid, mundane, commonplace banalities."

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How about platitudes or truisms?

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I don't think either of the OP's examples match those words. – Colin Fine Jul 8 '12 at 16:30

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