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Banished but not Vanished

Just a quick post today to get caught up… Every January the Public Relations Office at Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan) releases its List of Banished Words, a not-so-serious exercise now in its 42nd year. How time … Continue reading

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Banished: Words in Exile, 2015 Edition

Once or twice I’ve followed up on the WOTY (Word of the Year) roundup posts with a post describing words people would like to see expunged from the English language forever. As with WOTY lists, these banned lists often tell … Continue reading

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First we banded together. Then we were banned together.

Dear Internets: Please stop noting that people have “banned together” for a cause. It is “banded together.” Think about what you’re writing. When you band together, you’re getting together in a group. That’s the present tense. If it’s already happened, … Continue reading

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