I’m just saying, you better read this and pass it on before it goes viral so everyone knows you read it first. On the other hand, I suppose this post could go down into history as an Epic Fail but I doubt it.
For a bit of a back story Lake Superior State University comes out with a list of banished words each year. It’s always fun to see what words had enough of a wow factor to make the list and it’s never wrong to let your BFF know about the list (so pass this along!). Last year I had an A-Ha moment and decided to write a post featuring the years words, and I’m sure you can guess where this is going!
This year’s list includes some buzz words, like the biggest Mama Grizzlies’s “refudiate”, but The American People will recognize some common phrases. Don’t be afraid to Google the list, I’m sure LSSU wouldn’t mind the hits. And then go Facebook about it!
And as a final gentle reminder from our list, we should all man up and live life to the fullest!
Happy New Year!
I think this post should have been shovel-ready over a week ago but I’m not quite a blog czar yet. Lake Superior State University puts out a list (not a tweet) of “Banished Words” every year on January 1st. In these economic times we might expect to see a free app with the list but LSSU encourages us to chillax and take this as a teachable moment that websites do still exist and we might need to visit them. Transparency is ever important to LSSU and they include witty comments from various people about each word on the list; this isn’t some random list put out by an educational institution. Some people might think that the English language is due for a stimulus but LSSU feels that we overuse words all the time, thus they came up with the banishment list back in 1976. There’s usually some wisdom in this lists, like don’t friend people you don’t know cause you never know if you’ll fall victim to sexting. This years list reflects the things that went on this past year, like toxic assests that people thought were too big to fail. You never know what might come up in the new list, but there’s always a few that will make you laugh just like an Obama-bromance.
Check out this years list here: http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php. Of course, if you’ve been paying attnention, you’ll see that I was able to work the 15 words into my post rather easily. And of course, pay attention to what you say. You don’t want to get in trouble for using a banished word!
So, another thing for this blog: current book list. As I read books (which I’m nearly always doing) I’ll keep you updated. So, on my bookshelf/nightstand now:
–A Mother’s Rule of Life (Sophia Press). Basically, it’s a high falutin’ chick who pretty much has it going for her telling me, her kind reader, about how she fixed her life and it’s now pretty perfect. She has “hours” every day to do whatever she wants (as a homeschooling mom, WTH?!). She also leaves the house every other Saturday for a mother’s sabbath. While her perfectness bugs me a bit, I think I will gain some wisdom from this book on setting my life into an ordered, rather than chaotic one. I don’t know if I’ll ever have hours to myself, and honestly, when you have babies, how can you?
-Some historical novel that I absolutely cannot remember the name of… darn. I’m also too lazy to go look at it. Well, whatever it is, it’s about Margaret, sister of one of the kings of England. It’s good, but it’s just taking me a while to get through. I’ll let you know when it’s done!
And now I’m off to read a bit before I go to sleep. Goodnight for real!