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2009 words to be banished

Posted by ESC on December 31, 2009 at 14:08

In its annual effort to protect the Queen's English, Lake Superior State University, Michigan university, 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