Re: [ga] Which Words Do You Think Need to Be Banished?
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- Subject: Re: [ga] Which Words Do You Think Need to Be Banished?
- From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 12:32:57 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
Matthew and all,
I fully agree with your sentaments. Unfortunately I am concerned
that perhaps a majority of Intelectuals and civic leaders do not.
>From: Matthew Pemble <matthew@xxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Jan 16, 2011 8:08 AM
>To: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [ga] Which Words Do You Think Need to Be Banished?
>On 14 January 2011 19:22, Jeffrey A. Williams <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 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."
>Why don't we agree that banning things that do no real harm (however
>irritating they may be) is a nasty step on the road to
>totalitarianism. "Bansturbation" is the common term in the UK for this
>sort of "something must be done" knee-jerk reaction.
>"Fail", of course, has been around since Julius was Caesaring:
>"of Latin 'fallere': disappoint the expectations of, deceive."
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