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    Post Lake Superior State University 2009 List of Banished Words

    "It's that time of year again!"
    Lake Superior State University "maverick" word-watchers, fresh from the holiday "staycation" but without an economic "bailout" even after a "desperate search," have issued their 34th annual List of Words to Be

    Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. This year's list may be more "green" than any of the previous lists and includes words and phrases that people from "Wall Street to Main Street" say they love "not so much" and wish to have erased from their "carbon footprint."

    This year's list:

    http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php


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    Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (KJV)

    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

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    DK, that link didn't work for me... ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by SieSie View Post
    DK, that link didn't work for me... ??
    It seems to be working for me. Maybe the extra traffic crashed it earlier.


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    Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (KJV)

    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

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    Great list. I agree with 99% of it.

    My only dispute: Picking on <3 is just picky. It's not a word. You don't actually hear it, so it doesn't get annoying. You don't see it unless someone sends it to you. Normal people know what it means. Who slams an "I love you." ??? Someone who doesn't ever see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
    It seems to be working for me. Maybe the extra traffic crashed it earlier.
    Yep, worked for me now - must've been too much traffic, I hadn't even thought of that.
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    I've never heard anyone add monkey to names, so I'd become meowymonkey? I don't get it.

    That phrase "not so much" hah! A friend of ours says that a lot. I've even heard him say it when it doesn't really fit into the statement he's making. He just sort of tacks it onto the end.

    Then there's the iconic term, ugh.. every time I see Top Design they refer to Johnathon Adler as an iconic potter. I shouldn't care what title he wants to go by, but it annoys me when they say it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelmom View Post
    Great list. I agree with 99% of it.

    My only dispute: Picking on <3 is just picky. It's not a word. You don't actually hear it, so it doesn't get annoying. You don't see it unless someone sends it to you. Normal people know what it means. Who slams an "I love you." ??? Someone who doesn't ever see it!
    I didn't even know what that meant until this list came out! I kept seeing it and wondering what in the heck less than 3 meant, lol! So at least I finally learned what that was!

    And I have never heard of the monkey thing before now. No clue what that's about!


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    Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (KJV)

    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

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    <3 – Supposed to resemble a heart, or stand for the word 'love.' Used when sending those important text messages to loved ones. "Just say the word instead of making me turn my head sideways and wondering what 'less than three' means." Andrea Estrada, Chicago.
    Now thats funny about the making me turn my head sideways and wondering what less than 3 is LOL

    So is this list just their opinion ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
    I didn't even know what that meant until this list came out! I kept seeing it and wondering what in the heck less than 3 meant, lol! So at least I finally learned what that was!

    And I have never heard of the monkey thing before now. No clue what that's about!
    Quote Originally Posted by JaneInOz View Post
    Now thats funny about the making me turn my head sideways and wondering what less than 3 is LOL

    So is this list just their opinion ?
    I just know that on fb, it actually gets converted into a little heart. I don't get how it could be annoying unless someone loves you that you don't love back. In which case you have bigger issues than "text speak."

    The monkey thing went right over my head too. I think this guy is hanging out with a different crowd than me.



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