January 01, 2005

Banned in Sault Ste. Marie

The Lake Superior State University 2005 List of Banished Words is out, and it includes not only body wash ("also known as 'soap'") and flip flop ("belong[s] at the beach, not in a political dialogue"), but also blog ("something that would be stuck in my toilet"). This will be about as effective as efforts to banish words usually are, but it's LSSU's yearly day in the spotlight. You can consult lists back to 1976 to survey the residue of crankiness past.

Posted by Mark Liberman at January 1, 2005 11:20 AM