[lg policy] Fwd: [WOL] On Dictionary Day, take a banned word to lunch

baron dennis debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Wed Oct 16 19:33:05 UTC 2013


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> From: Dennis Baron <no-reply-blog at illinois.edu>
> Subject: [WOL] On Dictionary Day, take a banned word to lunch
> Date: October 16, 2013 2:26:13 PM CDT
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> On Dictionary Day, take a banned word to lunch
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> Posted by Dennis Baron
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> October 16 is Dictionary Day, a day to celebrate the dictionaries wherein are stored the many and varied words of our language, to revel in their sounds and subtle meanings, to look back at words we may have lost, or forward to those yet to be invented. But one British school has decided to honor Dictionary Day by banning a batch of words commonly used by its students.
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