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Banned Words

Time Apologizes For Including 'Feminist' In List Of Words To Ban

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media

Time magazine has apologized for including the word "feminist" in a readers' poll of terms to ban in 2015. The original post, which was published ...

And The Most Annoying Word Of The Year Is...

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 12.31.2013 | Books

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan university has issued its annual list of annoying words, and those flexible enough to take selfies of themselves twerking ...

The 65 Business Words You Should Never Say

Harvard Business Review | Bryan A. Garner | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

This article originally appeared as a blog post with the Harvard Business Review. It's mission-critical to be plain-spoken, whether you're trying t...

'Spoiler Alert': Words People Want BANNED IN 2012

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 03.02.2013 | Weird News

DETROIT -- Spoiler alert: This story contains words and phrases that some people want to ban from the English language. "Spoiler alert" is among them....

6 Words You Should Never Write

C.A. Belmond | Posted 11.14.2011 | Books
C.A. Belmond

Recently I conducted a perfectly random, unscientific survey among writers and readers to make a list of words-we-are-way-too-weary-of. Now, as someone who loves words and whose very survival depends on them, I hardly mean to condemn any particular word to the firing squad.

Banned Words Of 2010: 15 Terms That Should Be Banished This Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Here's another New Year's resolution to add to your list: scrub 15 "overused" and "useless" words from your vocabulary. Lake Superior State Universi...