Words to Banish

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on December 31, 2008



Every year, Lake Superior State University issues a list of words they would like to see eliminated. This year, in one paragraph, they not only described the process, but used a lot of the forbidden phrases.

“It’s that time of year again!”
Lake Superior State University “maverick” word-watchers, fresh from the holiday “staycation” but without an economic “bailout” even after a “desperate search,” have issued their 34th annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. This year’s list may be more “green” than any of the previous lists and includes words and phrases that people from “Wall Street to Main Street” say they love “not so much” and wish to have erased from their “carbon footprint.”

This list is also a good excuse for slack bloggers to put up yet another post. Last year, this reporter posted this list. The very next post to come up at APWBWGTTD was our social chair displaying her engagement ring. There is no guarantee that this will happen again.
So, here we are again. Below is the list of wirty dords from Michigan. If you want more commentary, go here.

maverick,first dude


<3, icon-iconic

green,carbon footprint/carbon offsetting,game changer

staycation, desperate search,not so much

winner of five nominations,it’s that time of year again




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  1. Banished Words 2015 | Chamblee54 said, on January 2, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    […] List of Banished Words. Idea challenged chamblee54 wrote about LSSULOBW in 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2009. Every year, someone in the frozen north chooses a list of words they would like to see less of. […]

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