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  Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde (February 8, 2009)

Banished Words

In January the Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste. Marie) publishes a list of 15 words banished for "misuse, overuse and general uselessness."

This year, the word "green" tops the list. The authors are particularly bothered by "the horrible use of the word as a verb," as is "greening" something. I have to agree! When everyone is "green" what does it mean anyways?

To see the full 2009 list of banished words, visit Lake Superior State University 2009 List of Banished Words.

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