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Updated: Banished Words (2008)

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on December 29, 2008 6 Comments

Lake Superior State University just released its annual list of Banished Words. Vote for the word(s) you would banish in our first ever FIT poll (updated with official list-the previous one turned out to be a…hoax!)!

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6 Responses to “Updated: Banished Words (2008)”

  1. Youki on: 29 December 2008 at 10:14 pm

    make sure you click on “more” for the last 3 words: waterboarding, organic, perfect storm.

    and my write-in vote doesn’t seem to show up.

    great idea Usree, maybe we can find a plug-in for polls on FIT 🙂

  2. Usree Bhattacharya on: 29 December 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Ya, and you can also click on more than one option. I can see any words people add to the poll, but poll respondents can only see the poll results. I’ll collate the responses at the end of the poll (it closes on Jan 1!) and then publish the results in an update. You wanna tell us your word, Youki, in a comment?

    Thanks, Youki.

  3. Youki on: 29 December 2008 at 10:19 pm

    blogosphere hah

  4. Usree Bhattacharya on: 29 December 2008 at 10:26 pm

    You wanna banish blogosphere? Why on earth????

    Hey Youki, my prediction for 2009 (for a word that is gonna end up on the list NEXT year):

    Blogry. Heh…it’ll be THAT popular.

  5. Youki on: 29 December 2008 at 11:36 pm

    why on earth? you mean why on blogotopia!

    “blogosphere” is just one of those organic words that arose out of a perfect storm of wordsmithing. It is what it is.

  6. Usree Bhattacharya on: 29 December 2008 at 11:41 pm

    omggggggggggggggggg that’s funny! if you ever get sick and tired of academia, you have a future in come-dia. I can’t believe you just used so many of them.

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