Lake Superior State University Releases 37th Annual List of Banished Words
From the LSSU News Release:
Lake Superior State University released its 37th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness a day early this year, on Dec. 30. It’s an amazing list that is bound to generate some blowback.
“Worn-out words and phrases are the new normal this year, but with some shared sacrifice, we can clean up the language and win the future,” said an LSSU representative.
LSSU wordsmiths emerged from their man cave long enough to release the new list, something the school has done since 1976. Typically the list is released on New Year’s Eve but publication was moved up a day this year due to the weekend holiday.
The 2011 List of Banished Words
- Baby Bump
- Shared Sacrifice
- Man Cave
- The New Normal
- Pet Parent
- Man the Future
- Thank You In Advance
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