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2008 List of Banished Words

Posted on: January 3, 2008

Found this great article in Yahoo! News featuring 2008’s List of Banned Words. Presumably, these banned words are over-used, mis-used, and those what are in generally useless words or phrases coined to express one thing or the other. The words in this list tAlthough, the some of the words from the list are still in used by the general public.

The organization that released this list came from Lake Superior State University, which amazingly releases its 33rd list this year. The first list came out on Dec. 31, 1975.

This year’s list of words consist of 19 words that are trying to squirm their way into the English language-speaking community. These are the words banned for this year’s list:

  1. Perfect Storm
  2. Webinar
  3. Waterboarding
  4. Organic
  5. Wordsmith / Wordsmithing
  6. Author / Authored
  7. Post 9/11
  8. Surge
  9. Give Back
  10. “_______” is the new “________” or ‘X” is the new “Y”
  11. Black Friday
  12. Back in the Day
  13. Random
  14. Sweet
  15. Decimate
  16. Emotional
  17. Pop
  18. It is what it is
  19. Under the Bus

The full article can be viewed here.

I remember myself frequently using the Post 9/11 term, especially when I am teaching history, and when referring to the era or period after the 2001 World Trade Bombing. So I think I have to stop myself from using that term, and so does the reporters from CNN or BBC. Another term frequently used by teens is Emotional, sometimes shortened as Emo.

So there, pick up your dictionary, and try to find new replacements for these banned words.

Happy New Year!

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2 Responses to "2008 List of Banished Words"

nice ü..

Post 9/11 was deceptively forced into the lexicon by Neocons such as Bill Kristol and their ilk to define this as the age of terrorism. Fortunately many have awoken to see how the attack was deliberately engineered and the “War of Terror” is only a shock doctrine method designed to deprive us of civil liberties and to benefit the military-industrial complex.

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