LSSU Banished Words List 2019

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LSSU Banished Words List 2019

Postby Samfan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:12 pm

Lake Superior State University (Michigan, USA) is accepting nominations for its 2019 Banished Words List, in case anyone is interested in submitting a word or phrase:

https://www.lssu.edu/banished-words-list/submit-a-word-to-banish/
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Re: LSSU Banished Words List 2019

Postby Samfan » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:58 pm

Lake Superior State University in Michigan has published their annual banished word list.

https://www.lssu.edu/banished-words-list/

Never heard of 'yeet.'

What words would you add?

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Re: LSSU Banished Words List 2019

Postby Sunshine » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 pm

My choice would be "influencer." I think I'll send it in..... :computerwars:

BTW, the labeling of a U.S. President as "POTUS," First Lady as "FLOTUS," Supreme Court as "SCOTUS".....Here's one of our favorite dictionaries with more:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/scotus-potus-flotus

During my journalism days, we used to see "SCOTUS" when the wire services featured a story about the Supreme Court. I think the rise of social media (especially Twitter, with its limited characters) has corresponded with a wider use of those terms.
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