banished words - the "back story"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 2 19:31:03 UTC 2011

These lists have always been foolish, but the current one is a joke.

The "banishment" of to "google" and to "facebook" proves what an exercise in
arrogance, ignorance, futility, and public relations the whole thing is.

Perhaps the banishment of the actual Google and Facebook is what is being
called for. Till then, however, the verbs convey the intended ideas clearly
and concisely, a hallmark of good English.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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