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Okay, it’s only fair to add the list of “banned” words, since I posted the “in” words a day or so ago. Lake Superior State University in Michigan (up by Sault Ste. Marie), released its “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness”. Here they are:
1. Amazing
2. Baby Bump.
3. Shared Sacrifice
4. Occupy
5. Blowback
6. Man Cave
7. The New Normal
8. Pet Parent
9. Win the Future
10. Trickeration
11. Ginormous
12. Thank you in Advance.

The astute and faithful reader will note that “Occupy” is on both this list, and the list I posted in my prior post. Of all the words/phrases on today’s list, I’d pick “Baby Bump” as my favorite (meaning I hate it the most). It demeans motherhood and pregnancy in my estimation.

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