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Banished Words 2017

You, Sir are living in a historic time. Post-truth politics gets carefully manicured through fake news and propagated bigly via an echo chamber. By my guesstimate, everyone’s favorite bête noire is the overuse of the word ‘disruption’. Am I on fleek? There’s no reason to get your dandruff up. During a town hall meeting, Lake…

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Banished Words for 2012

I emerged from my man cave to discover it’s that time again.  Lake Superior State University (LSSU) released its amazing 37th annual “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness”.  The idea for the list was hatched at a 1975 New Year’s Eve party in an attempt to win…

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Banished Words for 2011

Lake Superior State University released its 36th annual “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness”.  The list is based on more than 1,000 submissions on their Web site.  The winners (losers?) include the Sarah Palin-coined word “refudiate” and the popular online terms “viral” and “fail.”  LSSU’s complete list…

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