banished words - the "back story"

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 2 19:50:09 UTC 2011

This idiocy shows up annually this time of year and it never gets
meaningful. It's always the same gibberish by people who want attention.
This is the way this "college" gets on the map--no publicity is bad
publicity, right? And newspapers will print anything--and always have.


On 1/2/2011 2:31 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> 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.
> JL

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