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2009 words to be banished

Posted by Smokey Stover on January 02, 2010 at 04:06

In Reply to: 2009 words to be banished posted by RRC on December 31, 2009 at 17:39:

: : : 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 "" 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!