banished words - the "back story"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 2 20:11:00 UTC 2011

At 2:50 PM -0500 1/2/11, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>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

Well, word-banishing and hockey, LSSU's two varsity sports.


>--no publicity is bad
>publicity, right? And newspapers will print anything--and always have.
>     VS-)
>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.
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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