LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Cliche police strikes, banishes 15 words from 2008 | Watch January 2, 2009

    Detroit: A movie about a "maverick," his journey "from Wall Street to Main Street," his "desperate search" for a "monkey" and a "gamechanging" revelation about his "carbon footprint" probably would make the nation's wordwatchers physically ill. Especially if it were the "winner of five nominations." All those words and phrases are...
  • 'Post9/11' in list of 2008's banned words January 1, 2008

    Detroit: Resist the urge to say you will "wordsmith" your list of New Year's resolutions rather than write one. And don't utter, "It is what it is" when you fail to meet your first goal. Those are two of the 19 words or phrases that appear in Lake Superior State University's...
  • 'Awesome' stuff 'go missing' in '06 January 4, 2007

    New Delhi: "Healthy food" is now banned. And if your nextdoor neighbour still "boasts" of the "awesome" stuff that he keeps at home, don't forget to tell him he is pass now. Similarly, expect things like "Gitmo", "now playing in theaters", "we're pregnant", "search", "truthiness" and even...