Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Lake Superior State University Banished Words List

Dear Sigmund,

What people do in parties is always a mystery: you have to be there to understand why or how did they came out with X or Y. Well, something similar happened 30 years ago at LSSU.
Let's see how are they doing this year. It's a great job and, for the Linguistics, says a lot about the ways languages move.


This "breaking news" just in: Lake Superior State University releases its 31st annual List of Words and Phrases Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.


~ Edgar Barrera

1 comment:

ebarrera said...

I guess you missed the point. The guys at LSSU are not prohibiting words. The lists they are making is just a way to point out the silly expressions we're using.
There's a big difference between those who wants to forbin F words (or whatever) for "moral" reasons or just for PC, and people who love to work and deal with languages.
I can't imagine a language that doesn't changes, that doesn't evolves in time... that's part of the human nature; expressions we're using today are completely differents to those used 3 centuries ago.
Don't worry about the F word, I don't think we'll stop using it.
Have fun!