Words Banned in 2009


Lake Superior State University has been banning words every December for the past 32 years! Here’s this years list:


“From Wall Street to Main Street”

Desperate search

monkey, when used as a suffix


carbon footprint or carbon offsetting



“winner of five nominations.”

❤ – It’s the first time an emoticon has made the list.

First Dude

icon or iconic


“not so much”

“it’s that time of year again”

Source: lssu.edu  

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