Lansing State Journal claims

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Wed Jan 5 16:31:14 UTC 2005

Somebody who was in the field at the time might have more information
about whether the idea was copied (or if it matters or even if anyone
gives a hoot), but the banished words lists does date to around 1975 or
so, as an article from 1980 calls that year's list the 6th annual,
which makes this year their 31st annual, if I calculate correctly.  The
first ADS WOTY list is for 1990, which makes this year its 15th annual.

Grant Barrett

On Jan 5, 2005, at 11:04, Stahlke, Herbert F.W. wrote:
> The January 1 edition also claims that the 30-year-old Lake Superior
> State University "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for
> Mis-Use, Over-Use, and General Uselessness" was imitated by the ADS
> "Words of the Year". How long has the ADS been doing this, and did the
> idea come from the LSSU list, as the LSJ claims?

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