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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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Banned for 2016?

It’s not fresh news, but I still want to mention this year’s “Banished Words” as compiled by the good people at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. They’ve been at this (admittedly silly) exercise since before most … 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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They banish ye, accursed words! (2013’s exiles)

After the recent thorough post covering all those WOTY winners, today’s post might seem like a let-down: it only briefly discusses words from a single source. You might already be familiar with LSSU’s “Banished Words List.” As with the various … Continue reading

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Banished words? LSSU takes on 2012

We’re close enough to the end of last year (and the start of this one) that all those “best” and “worst” lists are still buzzing around. Earlier this week I looked at some candidates for Word of the Year. I’ll … Continue reading

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