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Banned words of 2010

Written By: mustikka on January 6, 2010 2 Comments

Happy New Year to all!

Forget about ‘tweeting’, ‘friending’ and ‘teachable moments’ in 2010. They’re all on the most recent annual list of banished words. Take a look at what else has fallen out of favor. The 35th annual word banishment list is the brainchild of Lake Superior University. Remember ‘detente’ and ‘at this point in time’. They were on the first […]

http://www.higheredmorning.com/banned-words-of-2010

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2 Responses to “Banned words of 2010”

  1. daveski on: 9 January 2010 at 10:50 am

    Nothing makes me want to use a word more than knowing that it’s been “banned”, ha! I don’t think the word “app” is going to go anywhere soon.

    I wonder what you think about it…are there words in Finnish that people say should be banned? Italian? Spanish?
    (How many other languages do you speak again, mustikka? 🙂 )

  2. Youki on: 20 January 2010 at 5:21 pm

    it’s like the anti-meme; we usually talk about how memes are spread but this suggests that a meme can grow too large to be supported by its environment. The same way the rampant growth of a species can strip the resources of an ecosystem, perhaps there is also a sustainability factor in memes.

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