Sunday, January 1, 2012

The 2012 Banished Word List

This year will make the 37th year that Lake Superior State University will publish their banished words list. It all began in 1976 when the LSSU public relations director and a group of his friends compiled a list of expressions they didn't like and has grown into an event that gets thousands of nominations each year for words and phrases to be banned. In past years the list has included words and phrases such as: "viral," "refuidiate," "epic," "just sayin'," "you're fired," "weapons of mass destruction,"  and "the american people."

At the top of the 2012 list is: Amazing! Other words and phrases from this year's list are: baby bump, occupy, man cave, and ginormous.

You can submit a word or phrase or find all of this year's list and past lists at www.lssu.edu/banished.

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