Since we’re on the cusp of the new year, I thought it would be both fitting and fun to close out 2010 with Lake Superior State University’s 2011 List of Banished Words.
According to my friend, author and editor Mary Jo Tate:
GOOGLE the banished words list for 2011.
It really has the WOW FACTOR and will surely go VIRAL when THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FACEBOOK it.
I had an A-HA MOMENT when my friend Jay Ryan posted it before I did. EPIC FAIL. What’s the BACK STORY to this competition? It’s not like we’re BFFs.
Guess I need to MAN UP (or would that be woman up?) and LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST before he REFUDIATES my linguistic reputation.
A word to the wise: Don’t mess with MAMA GRIZZLIES. I’M JUST SAYIN’.
I had my own AHA MOMENT when I realized I’ve used a few of these myself, particularly in my Facebook status. Oops. Guess that’s a big ol’ FAIL for me.
Personally, I’m a fan of using GOOGLE as a verb (“I googled for XYZ”), but I do agree that most of the other Top Ten words and phrases are indeed over the top.
Over the top. Is that on the list?
Fortunately not, but I may need to MAN UP and retract it when it appears on the 2012 list. JUST SAYIN’.
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Do you agree with LSSU’s Top Ten list? Which words or phrases would you like to see banished?