The banished words list is out
Lake Superior State University's banished words list for 2005 is out with such overused chestnuts as:
- Blue state/red state (a red state for those of my generation meant the USSR)
- Battleground state
- Enemy combatant (as opposed an an enemy noncombatant or a friendly combatant?)
- Uber (amen to that)
- Wardrobe malfunction (this one malfunctioned about 11 months ago)
- And numerous others that really should be rarely taken out of our verbal quiver.
Think about it. Maybe the public's trying to tell us something (grin).