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
State University 2009 List of Banished Words.
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