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Lake Superior State University recently released their 36th annual ‘List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness’ for 2011. As is clear from the name, the list is a protest against the over- and misuse of popular buzzwords, and can be found here:

One of my most hated words (‘fail’ as a noun, in case you were wondering) made the list, but surprisingly only came in at number 3. The winner of the grand prize was ‘viral’ as in ‘the video went viral’, and not its traditional (some may say correct) usage, and I found myself agreeing with most of the list items. However, as it is an American list, some of the words and phrases passed me by entirely. But it got me wondering whether there were any similar lists in other countries, does anybody know of any? In this age of social networking these annoying words are proliferating, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was one for each language!

So does your language have a similar list, and what were your most-hated words of 2010?

Lake Superior State University recently released their 36th annual ‘List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness’ for 2011. As is clear from the name, the list is a protest against the over- and misuse of popular buzzwords, and can be found here:

One of my most hated words (‘fail’ as a noun, in case you were wondering) made the list, but surprisingly only came in at number 3. The winner of the grand prize was ‘viral’ as in ‘the video went viral’, and not its traditional (some may say correct) usage, and I found myself agreeing with most of the list items. However, as it is an American list, some of the words and phrases passed me by entirely. But it got me wondering whether there were any similar lists in other countries, does anybody know of any? In this age of social networking these annoying words are proliferating, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was one for each language!

So does your language have a similar list, and what were your most-hated words of 2010?

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