Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Banned Words

Lake Superior State has their annual list of words which, by their overuse, have earned our scorn and deserve banishment.

Green is out along with Carbon Footprint. Both are overused and under-understood. Over the side they go. May the nouns be replaced by verbs.

Maverick gets jettisoned because of repetition into meaninglessness. One wonders how Scott Walker can frame his campaign without this one. Frau Bucher may never write again.

First Dude? LSU says it best.
"Skateboard English is not an appropriate way to refer to the spouse of a
high-ranking public official." Paul Ruschmann, Canton, Mich.

Go. Read the list for yourself. You'll find the expression which I will do my best to avoid in the new year. May I be strong enough to do without Not So Much.

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