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List Of Words That Should Be 'Banned'  
User currently offlineAirVB From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 268 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

Linguists Suggest Banned Words for 2004
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By SARAH KARUSH, Associated Press Writer

Calling all metrosexuals: Get rid of that bling-bling — or at least find another word for it. In its annual compilation of language irritants, Lake Superior State University singled out 17 words and phrases that it says ought to be banned as overused, trite, euphemistic or just plain inaccurate. The 2004 losers were chosen by a university committee from more than 5,000 nominations from around the world.

"Metrosexual" topped the list. Coined in 1994 by British journalist Mark Simpson, the term refers to urban, usually heterosexual men with a keen interest in fashion, shopping and elaborate grooming.


But to Bob Forrest of Tempe, Ariz., one of many to nominate the term for banishment, it "sounds like someone who only has sex downtown or on the subway." Fred Bernardin of Arlington, Mass., asked, "Aren't there enough words to describe men who spend too much time in front of the mirror?"


As for "punked" — or "punk'd," as the MTV prank show spells it — the committee defined it as "bamboozled, duped, flimflammed, hornswoggled."


"Bling-bling," a term for flashy jewelry or other luxury goods, made its way into the mainstream from rap music. Said Todd Facklas of Chicago: "Yes, your mom might say it. Nothing could kill the mystique of a word faster."


The war in Iraq (news - web sites) also produced a few entries on the list.


"I'm just waiting on `Shock and Awe Laundry Soap' or maybe `Shock and Awe Pool Cleaner,'" said Joe Reynolds of Conroe, Texas.


Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.-based Lake Superior State has been compiling its "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness" since 1976 to draw publicity to the small academic outpost. Past lists have lamented such words as "chad" (2001), "paradigm" (1994), "baby boomers" (1989) and "detente" (1976).




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List of Words That Should Be 'Banned'
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By The Associated Press

The 2004 list of words that should be banished for "misuse, overuse and general uselessness," according to Lake Superior State University:



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_Metrosexual: An urban male who pays a great deal of attention to appearance.


_X: As in "X-Files," Xtreme, Windows XP (news - web sites) and X-Box.


_Punked: To dupe, popularized by the MTV show "Punk'd."


_Place Stamp Here: Printed on return envelopes.


_Companion animals: Also known as pets.


_Bling or Bling-Bling: Flashy jewelry.


_LOL: E-mail speak for "laugh out loud."


_Embedded Journalist.


_Smoking Gun.


_Shock and Awe.


_Captured Alive.


_Shots Rang Out.


_Ripped From the Headlines.


_Sweat Like a Pig: The problem is pigs don't sweat.


_In Harm's Way.





_Hand-Crafted Latte.

_Sanitary Landfill: Also known as a dump.


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LOL. Oh wait. Im not allowed to say that.  Insane

AirVB




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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4375 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

I can add one more word to the list: AirVB.


just kidding, pete Big grin



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User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

"Lol" tops my list.

-Normal


User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

lol,those metrosexuals must be completley punked becuase this is the weirdest list of things that should be banned.


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User currently offlineAirVB From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Lol, jpetekyxmd80, but i have a question that you might be able to answer. What is 5.3 inches in centimeters?

AirVB


User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4375 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

Just right.

-Singapore_Air



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1641 times:

Dear Advertisers,

I am disgusted with the way old people are depicted on television. We are not all vibrant, fun-loving sex maniacs. Many of us are bitter, resentful individuals who remember the good old days when entertainment was bland and inoffensive. The following is a list of words I never want to hear on television ever again.

Number 1: bra
Number 2: horny
Number 3: family jewels


Signed,
Abraham J. Simpson


User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1636 times:

As for "punked" — or "punk'd," as the MTV prank show spells it — the committee defined it as "bamboozled, duped, flimflammed, hornswoggled."

I think Ashton Kutcher hosting a show called "MTV's Hornswoggled" would blow!  Nuts

GulfstreamGuy



"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. " -Jimmy Buffett
User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1627 times:

Said Todd Facklas of Chicago: "Yes, your mom might say it. Nothing could kill the mystique of a word faster

This sounds like the 'What do you think?' part of theonion.com


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