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Banished words/phrases of 2006

Lake Superior State University just released its hilarious annual "List of Words and Phrases Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness." Michigan university banishes worn-out words, phrases of 2006

The school has been compiling the list since 1976 to attract publicity. A total of 16 words or phrases were selected by a university committee from more than 4,500 nominations. The list reads like a lexicon of popular culture. The list, which has included such gems as "show me the money," "erectile dysfunction" and "holiday tree," is closing in on its 1,000th banishment. Despite the university's efforts, the school is not aware any dictionaries have followed its advice.

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 10:05 PM |


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