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"blog" makes Lake State's banished words list

2. January 2005 • Murph
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Lake Superior State University (in the upper peninsula’s Sault Sainte Marie, MI, for non-Michiganders) releases an annual list of banished words—words they hope they’ll never hear again. The 2004 list includes pretty much everything you’d expect it to, from “flip-flopper” to “enemy combatants”.

“Blog” is included, with the note, “Many who nominated it were unsure of the meaning. Sounds like something your mother would slap you for saying.”

This blogger expects that none of these words are going anywhere, but you can submit your own wishful thinking for 2005 at


    he who laughes last,
    ari p.
       —Ari P.    Jan. 2 '05 - 03:11PM    #
  2. Yep. Conservatism at work, here—trying to banish new and different words that you don’t understand and therefore fear. (Just like France!)
       —Murph    Jan. 2 '05 - 03:37PM    #
  3. YEA!!!

    I abhor the word blog, it means nothing!

    We are really talking about a weblog, that is what I like to use. ;-)
       —Mark    Jan. 2 '05 - 06:41PM    #