In Reply to: More 2009 terms posted by ESC on January 04, 2010 at 00:18:
: : : : : In its annual effort to protect the Queen's English, Lake Superior State University, Michigan, is insisting that "shovel ready" be buried, "tweet" be tossed and all "czars" be banished. The university has released its 2009 List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. Shovel ready has been "incessantly invoked by the Obama administration to sell its $787 billion federal stimulus bill."
: : : : : : Once-presidential phrase casualty of word war, Jeff Karoub, Associated Press
: : : : We've seen this movie before. It doesn't end well. Actually, I had tried to get "...movie" changed to "...puppet show" but with zero success.
: : : "Queen's English" generally refers to English as it is spoken in the UK, not the US. We find these Michiganders rather presumptuous. We are not amused.
: : Russ, are you British? Why, I never knew!
: : SS
: And more 2009 phrases:
: December 31, 2009, 1:09 pm
: Terms of Endearment - or Not - for 2009
: By KATE PHILLIPS
: At year's end, we've gathered a collection of phrases and moments, noteworthy or not, from 2009's political landscape.
AND the decade's top 10 quotes including:
"Keep your government hands off my Medicare." -- Anti-healthcare protester at an August 2009 congressional town hall meeting in South Carolina -- the single most succinct sign that our country has become an idiocracy.
The decade's top 10 quotations at Salon.com [Dead link removed]