Monday, January 02, 2006

Banished Words List 2006

Why wait for the end of the year? Here is the first list of 2006.

Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste.Marie (Michigan) is continuing its tradition of compiling an annual Banished Words List, or "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness" first launched in 1976.

The list is compiled based on submissions from the public. On the list this year are: hunker down, persons of interest, breaking news, pass the savings onto you, an accident that didn't have to happen, and holiday tree.

Archives going back to 1976 are on the site for those interested in getting a quick overview of the continuing bastardization of English (or having a good laugh).
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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:08 pm


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