Every year, Lake Superior State University issues a new "List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness." Sounds like fun! What have we got here? Uh oh... environmental buzzwords are out. In fact, "green" and "going green" were the most nominated words to banish from the dictionary. Maybe we'll need a new name, 'cause we wouldn't want Ed Hardiman of Bristow, VA to follow through with his threat to burn tires in his backyard. Also on the chopping block are "carbon footprint
" and "carbon offsetting
," something that's near and dear to all of our hearts, right? Outside of green grammar but still related to cars, everyone's weary of hearing about the "bailout," and the masses are also tired of talking about "Wall Street" versus "Main Street." Any other words or phrases that should be removed from our lexicon?
[Source: Lake Superior State University