The word Czars at Lake Superior State University have declared 15 bits of 2010 jargon “shovel ready”.
“The list this year is a ‘teachable moment’ conducted free of ‘tweets,’” said a Word Banishment spokesman who was “chillaxin’” over the holidays. “‘In these economic times’, purging our language of ‘toxic assets’ is a ‘stimulus’ effort that’s ‘too big to fail.’”
Former LSSU Public Relations Director Bill Rabe and friends created “word banishment” in 1975 at a New Year’s Eve party and released the first list on New Year’s Day. Since then, LSSU has received tens of thousands of nominations for the list, which includes words and phrases from marketing, media, education, technology and more.
The banned words are listed below. To read more, go to the LSSU website.
- FRIEND AS A VERB
- TEACHABLE MOMENT
- IN THESE ECONOMIC TIMES….
- TOXIC ASSETS
- TOO BIG TO FAIL
- OBAMA-prefix or roots?