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Posts Tagged: Lake Superior State Univerity

Banish the Bae

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No one holds a monopoly on cranky admonishments of popular parlance, but Lake Superior State University’s annual “List of Banished Words” does hold the distinction of admonishing longest. The 40th year’s list is now out, featuring words in the “get off my lawn” tradition (kids today, debasing the language with their “swag” and “baes,”), words […]

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15 Words Officially Banished, Including Tweet, Bromance

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Last summer, we had a discussion here at The Rumpus about the worst words ever. Well, it turns out that for the last 35 years, Lake Superior State University has been doing even more: a “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.” There seems to be some technophobia […]

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