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2009 Banished Words January 1, 2009

Filed under: Just For Fun — Amy @ 05:17

The 34th annual list of banished words came out Tuesday from Lake Superior State University in Michigan. lists1

The 34th annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.

Lake Superior State’s 2009 list of banished words


-carbon footprint or carbon offsetting


-first dude


-Wall Street/Main Street


-icon or iconic

-game changer


-desperate search

-not so much

-winner of five nominations

-it’s that time of year again

You can read the full article here.

How about…..

-take a chill pill



-I’m all about ______.

-rebate (just lower the price (AT&T), don’t send me a finicky pseudo gift card)

-“I’m here!”  In response to, “How are you?”

What about you?


4 Responses to “2009 Banished Words”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    Like, I’m here, Amy! I’m all about the random word suggestions, especially your rebate suggestion to AT&T, but you seem, like, really worked up about it. Maybe you should, like, take a chill pill.

    Seriously, I agree with you. People ruin perfectly good words by overuse or misuse.

    Happy New Year!

  2. amyadair Says:

    You make me laugh! I love your comment.
    Happy New Year to you, too!

  3. dana Says:

    Hello all. Can we get rid of two more words right now? Journey and Awesome. These two words, partically used together, as in “My time here has been an awesome journey”. Is it just me, or has every situation in life become the makings of a possible “awesome journey”. The only true ‘aj’ I know of is our daily walk with our Lord.

  4. amyadair Says:

    You are so right!

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