Mighty Red Pen

January 4, 2009

It’s that time of year again

Filed under: Uncategorized — mighty red pen @ 2:32 pm

Oh, it’s one of MRP’s favorite times of the year: when Lake Superior State University releases its annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.

Tops on the 2008 list are words referring to the economy (bailout), the presidential election (maverick), and the environment (green). Also making the list were staycation, Wall Street/Main Street, and First Dude. And, oh yes, it’s that time of year again. Check out the complete 2008 list.

Hat tip to Captain Moondog.



  1. I’d like to add “bromance” and “cougar” to that list.

    Comment by Molie — January 6, 2009 @ 6:51 pm | Reply

  2. I’m afraid I don’t see the point of this list. If people want to complain about words they don’t like, fine. But trying to ban words seems the completely wrong way of doing things.

    Comment by goofy — January 11, 2009 @ 12:00 am | Reply

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