Lists which aren't actually lists….for example you see on Yahoo! "Latest 'banished words' list…" and think, 'hmmm, I wonder what's on the LIST' so you click the hyperlink only to be sent to a page with a #$&%ing article about it with the words and phrases scattered about…this is *&$^ing bait and switch…I didn't want to read a #$&%ing article, I just want #$*&ing list! Is that too much to ask?!? Now to find out what made the list, I have to sift through a bunch of BS about who submitted it and why someone/s think that the word or phrase should be on the list. I don't give a $^%#ing rat's ass why anyone else thinks it should be there; I just want to know what is there! Hell, the word LIST was right there in the tease! Reading just the list delusions one when in agreement that people might have thought the same way as you while reading their opinion as to why could just anger and piss ya off and make you defiantly want to keep using the words from the list just to piss of the yutz with the idiotically lame reason s/he gave. Although now that I have to sift through the stupid article, I'm tempted to use the words to piss people off further.
Now an actual list - for those who'd like one - if not then you should've buggard off already....
(Lake Superior State University 2009 List of Banished Words)...
GREEN – The ubiquitous 'Green' and all of its variables, such as 'going green,' 'building green,' 'greening,' 'green technology,' 'green solutions' and more.
CARBON FOOTPRINT or CARBON OFFSETTING
Internet and texting blues -MONKEY – "Especially on the Internet, many people seem to think they can make any boring name sound more attractive just by adding the word 'monkey' to it. Do a search to find the latest. It is no longer funny."
<3 – Supposed to resemble a heart, or stand for the word 'love.' Used when sending those important text messages to loved ones. "Just say the word instead of making me turn my head sideways and wondering what 'less than three' means."
Overuse in news and entertainment
ICON or ICONIC
NOT SO MUCH
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN
Now a little game for you kiddos....Hyperion will give 25 Barn points to anyone using all of these in a sentencs.