Sunday, January 01, 2006

The last word?

List cites words and phrases that should stay in 2005

Tired of the phrase "breaking news"? Or how about "talking points" or "git-r-done?" You're not alone. Lake Superior State University has announced its 2006 "List of Words and Phrases Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness."

The small school has been compiling the banned-words list since 1976 to attract publicity. Another banned word on the list is FEMA. The committee banished the acronym for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, whose operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were widely criticized as ineffective. More from MSNBC.

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6 comments:

Hasan Mubarak said...

Quite interesting!

Oh yes; have a very Happy New Year!

May 2006 be a blessing for you and your loved ones.

I've got a bunch of New Year celebrations pictures for you on my blog. Check them out and comment on which one was the most liked by you...

Deb S. said...

Thank you, Hasan. Happy New Year to you. Live long and prosper.

I love photos of New Year celebrations! I'll come by to visit.

Rose said...

The word phrase I am sick of is, "at the end of the day". Why does everybody say this over and over again? In every interview, in every article, it is said. At the end of the day I want that phrase gone....

defiant goddess said...

I'm actually still feeling "Git-r-done!" LOL

Happy New Year!

Trucker Bob said...

The words that drive me to the brink are those uttered by Wolf Blitzer, after CNN has been reporting on a story for hours, HAPPENING NOW!

I must admit that just about anything he says has the same effect on me.

Deb S. said...

Rose: OK, we'll take care of that today by end of business. :-)

Goddess: Git-r-done. Hey, if you're feeling it, that's all right by me. LOL

Trucker Bob: You often talk about CNN, so you must be a news junkie. Maybe I can get you to write a guest post for me on news. :-)