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Written By: Youki on March 29, 2012 20 Comments

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/03/29/piers-morgan-only-in-america-banned-words.cnn

Piers Morgan examines 50 words that are banned on New York school tests.  Here’s the full list:

Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological)
Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs
Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)
Bodily functions
Cancer (and other diseases)
Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)
Celebrities
Children dealing with serious issues
Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)
Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or […]

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Written By: daveski on October 10, 2009 3 Comments

I noticed that Language Log recently had a post reporting on the results of the Marist Poll’s question, “What word or phrase bothers you the most?” And, noting the fact that they noted the fact that this was a multiple-choice poll (all in English of course) with all five options pre-selected, […]

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