Vote @ CBC.ca: Poll: Which words do you hate the most?By POV, CBC.ca
"The Word Banishment Committee of Lake Superior State University has a message for the technically savvy this year -- put down your app and chillax on the tweets, people.
App, tweet and chillax are just three of the 15 words the committee has nominated for retirement from the English language in a list released Thursday." continue reading
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"Drawing nominations from English enthusiasts and those just plain tired of overused expressions, Lake Superior State University's Word Banishment Committee has issued its list of words and phrases it deems time to be "unfriended."
Among them: "teachable moment," "czar," "shovel-ready" and combinations of words such as "sexting," "bromance" and "chillaxin.' "
"Someone will say something and then everybody picks up on it, and it snowballs," said Joellen Eschenburg of Clinton Township, a retired government worker who said she went online earlier this year to nominate the phrase "come to the table."" continue reading
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