University publishes 15 words we <3 to hate for 2009

Just in time for the new year, Lake Superior State University has delivered on its decades-old tradition of publishing a “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.” The annual, jocular list began in 1976, with words and phrases like “meaningful” (which lost all of its meaningfulness at the time) and “call for resignation” as a publicity stunt to promote the university’s existence. Since then it has grown into a crowdsourced list of the latest clich├ęs to have been birthed from pop culture, and even text speech made this list of words we “<3” to hate for 2009.

via University publishes 15 words we <3 to hate for 2009.

Some examples:

go green
carbon footprint
maverick
game changer
iconic
wall street
main street

As usual, hit up the read link for more. I’m actually surprised that rick roll isn’t on that list…


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