Wednesday, December 31, 2008

How to green your mavericky list of overused words from Wall Street to Main Street

Lake Superior State University has put together their 2009 "List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness". I can certainly get behind such a list as I am often the offender and sometimes the offended. The list has words you might suspect:

From the election: Maverick, First Dude

From the economy: Wall Street/Main Street - caused a great amount of intoxication during a Presidential debate drinking game earlier this year.

One my personal annoyances is "green", since it is used pretty indiscriminately on things that could never be conceived of as good for the environment.

I encourage you to read the comments on the list as their are some suggestions for additions (such as robust as a verb).

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