Tuesday, January 01, 2008

19 banished words




donteverusethatkindoflanguage
Those fun lovers at Lake Superior State University have released their annual list of words that should be banished. If you want to wait for a slow web page to open and see the commentary on these words, go here.
While you are there, you can see the "Related Sites". These include "Unicorn Hunters" and "Because Michigan is Amazing".
There is also a complete list of banned words. Unlike George Carlin, there are a lot more than seven words. There might be seven times seventy, but counting them is too much work.
Here are the words for this year. I even put them in alphabetical order.

AUTHOR/AUTHORED–BACK IN THE DAY –
BLACK FRIDAY–'BLANK' is the new 'BLANK' –
DECIMATE–EMOTIONAL–GIVE BACK
IT IS WHAT IT IS–ORGANIC–PERFECT STORM –
POP–POST 9/11–RANDOM–SURGE–
SWEET–UNDER THE BUS–WATERBOARDING–
WEBINAR–WORDSMITH/WORDSMITHING–



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