ICANN/GNSO GNSO Email List Archives


<<< Chronological Index >>>    <<< Thread Index >>>

[ga] Which Words Do You Think Need to Be Banished?

  • To: ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, lehto.paul@xxxxxxxxx, icann-board@xxxxxxxxx, peter.dengatethrush@xxxxxxxxx, rod_beckstrom@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: [ga] Which Words Do You Think Need to Be Banished?
  • From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 13:22:48 -0600 (GMT-06:00)


  I wonder how long it will be before "ICANN" as a term of
any sort will be bannished?  Censorship grows more and more
every day eh?


Every new year since Jan. 1, 1976, Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. 
Marie, Mich., has released a list of words or expressions that it declares 
should be "banished from the Queen's English for misuse, overuse and general 
uselessness." LSSU invites readers to submit a word to banish and receives more 
than 1,000 entries. This year, LSSU reports that they received the most 
nominations for "viral."

"I didn't mind much when 'viral' came to mean an underhanded tactic by 
advertising companies to make their ads look like pop culture. However, now 
anything that becomes popular on YouTube is suddenly 'viral.' I just don't get 
it," Kevin Wood of Wallacetown, Ontario, wrote in his "viral" nomination.

There are 13 other entries on the 2011 list, including the use of "Google" and 
"Facebook" as verbs, "fail" and "refudiate."

This week, we'd like to ask you: What words or expressions do you think should 
be banned? Submit them to LSSU , of course, but also share your thoughts in the 

Kindest Regards,

Jeffrey A. Williams
"Obedience of the law is the greatest freedom" -
   Abraham Lincoln

"Credit should go with the performance of duty and not with what is very
often the accident of glory" - Theodore Roosevelt

"If the probability be called P; the injury, L; and the burden, B; liability
depends upon whether B is less than L multiplied by
P: i.e., whether B is less than PL."
United States v. Carroll Towing  (159 F.2d 169 [2d Cir. 1947]
Updated 1/26/04
IT/network security Eng. SR. Eng. Network data security,
IT/information and web security.
ABA member in good standing member ID 01257402 
E-Mail jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Phone: 214-244-4827

<<< Chronological Index >>>    <<< Thread Index >>>