The 32nd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness

Through the years, LSSU has received thousands of nominations for the list, which is closing in on its 1000th banishment.

This year’s list is culled from more than 4,500 nominations received mostly through the university’s website, http://www.lssu.edu/banished. Word-watchers target pet peeves from everyday speech, as well as from the news, fields of education, technology, advertising, politics and more. A committee makes a final cut in late December. The list is released on New Year’s Day.

So gitmo chipotle-flavored eggnog, curl up with an undocumented alien, and cut-and-run to the 2007 list. It won’t be coming to a theater near you.

[via metafilter]

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