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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