Tuesday, January 02, 2007

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REaD ZONE
Lake Superior State University 2007 List of Banished Words
The annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness has been going strong since New Year’s Day 1976 and shows no signs of stopping. People from around the world have nominated hundreds of words and phrases such as “you know,” “user friendly,” “at this point in time,” and “have a nice day,” to be purged from the language.
Add your comments to the 2007 list
GITMO
COMBINED CELEBRITY NAMES
AWESOME
GONE/WENT MISSING
PWN or PWNED
NOW PLAYING IN THEATERS
WE'RE PREGNANT
UNDOCUMENTED ALIEN
ARMED ROBBERY/DRUG DEAL GONE BAD
TRUTHINESS
ASK YOUR DOCTOR
CHIPOTLE
i-ANYTHING
SEARCH
HEALTHY FOOD
BOASTS


For a complete look at the 2006's Top Words, Catchphrases, and Youth Speak visit Global Language Monitor. GLM documents, analyzes and tracks trends in language with an emphasis upon Global English: ‘Sustainable’ is Top Word, ‘Stay the Course’ is Top Catchphrase, ‘Darfur’ is Top Name, and 'Yoof Speak' is Top Youth Speak.

Other Sites of Interest . . . .
Language Miniatures: mini-essays about human language in its endless kaleidoscope of aspects: such as the social, the mental, the historical, the structural.

Do You Speak American: companion material to a TV documentary examining the dynamic state of American (USA) English.

. . . . or check out a Book !
Word Spy : the word lover's guide to modern culture by Paul McFedreis
"From "affluenza" to "zitcom," Word Spy is a guide to the explosion of new words by Paul McFedries, the creator of the popular newsletter and website of the same name. It demonstrates how new words both reflect and illuminate not only the subcultures that coin them but also the larger

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