University's Banished Words List For 2009
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You need not start the new year with a dated vocabulary. Luckily, Lake Superior State University announced its annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. That list includes the phrase shovel-ready, which dug its own grave during the stimulus debate. The list also bans czar, tweet and app. Now all we need is a language czar to tweet the death of these shovel-ready words. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.
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