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Thursday, December 31, 2009

The word banish'd

Each New Year's Eve Day for the last 35 years, Lake Superior State University has provided a great service by present a list of words that, by their estimation, must be banned immediately from all dialog, public and private. This year one of my suggestions ("too big to fail") is featured. This is my contribution, I feel, to making the world a better place.

Overall, LSSU's choices are sometimes predictable and always overdue: this year it's "tweeting," "friending," and my favorite, "Obamafication." (Actually, don't ban that one yet. Our work isn't done there).

But just you wait, "amazing." Next year. Next year.

1 comment:

rshefchik said...

I just discovered that the word I wanted banished this year, "iconic," was banished last year. This is very disturbing, given how "iconic" went viral after it was banished. Expect "too big to fail" to go viral this year.

And I want "go viral" to be banished next year.