December 30, 2008 11:55pm CST
Each year Lake Superior State University's releases a list of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. The 34th version of the list was released Tuesday, and included the following words and phrases: maverick from Wall Street to Main Street desperate search monkey game-changing carbon footprint winner of five nominations first dude going green and even an emoticon made the list
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1 Jan 09
hi kellys...a couple years ago the word,"genre" really seemed to be coming out of my ears. i'd hear it a few times a day and read it as well. now there's no way to avoid it. and i guess i'm numb to it. but to be honest i don't recall hearing much anymore. so now maybe it's written and not so much spoken. whew.