Totally Awesome, Dude
Who knew that Lake Superior State University could be so snarky? Yet here they are with a truly lovely 2007 List of Banished Words, and I have to admire their good taste. The history of such a list?
On Dec. 31, 1975, former LSSU Public Relations Director Bill Rabe and some colleagues cooked up the whimsical idea to banish overused words and phrases and issued the first list on New Year's Day. Much to the delight of word enthusiasts everywhere, the list has stayed the course into a fourth decade.They got 4,500 nominations for 2007 but only a few could make it to the top. You know what I want to see, though? That original 1975 list. How much '75 slang was on there, do you think?
You may start the nominating of banning 2008 words as of right now.