Tuesday, January 4, 2011

List of banned words and complaints about it.

I don't always agree with this list -- fail ?-- but I do battle against over used words and phrases --too often  borderline cliches or worse. 

Viral and epic make the list. I would add "Not so much."Click here for more.

The Globe complained about the list, saying:

Some of these words no doubt were fads in the writer’s own field — sports, fashion, politics, diplomacy. But not necessarily; if you wanted to denounce obsession as overused a century ago, or critical in the ’40s, who could contradict you? There was no online corpus to check; if the reader hadn’t noticed, he could only conclude that he wasn’t as observant as the writer.

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