Saturday, December 31, 2011

Banned English Words

Apparently Lake Superior State College cares about English...or their linguistics have a sense of humour...

Every year they vote on which English words should be banned from usage.Here is the list for this year.
It makes me a little sad, I think the overuse of 'amazing' is a cultural thing. I know here many of my students, when trying to sound more American, will use 'amazing' or 'awesome' to describe almost anything that is remotely interesting.

I mean I agree that we have made 'amazing' that much less amazing, but I will proudly continue in my awesome use of amazing and I thank you in advance for your understanding! ;)

I do agree with getting rid of 'the new normal', or it's sibling 'the new norm'. Just seems too much for me.