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    Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words

    Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words - Yahoo! News



    DETROIT (AP) — Lake Superior State University's 38th annual list of banished words:

    — fiscal cliff

    — kick the can down the road

    — double down

    — job creators/creation

    — passion/passionate

    — YOLO (You Only Live Once)

    — spoiler alert

    — bucket list

    — trending

    — superfood

    — boneless wings

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    I heartily concur!

    Any additional words that we need to add?
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    Re: Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words

    The hell am I supposed to say if I have 11 up and the dealer has a 5 showing? Just "hit me"?

    Forget that. Kick me out.

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    Re: Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words - Yahoo! News I heartily concur! Any additional words that we need to add?
    The beloved liberal phrases of "coming together" and "giving something back" should be banned immediately, as well as the mindless Christmas greeting of "Happy Holidays."
    Last edited by Ray410; 01-01-13 at 11:56 AM.

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    Re: Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words

    The worthless drivel continues.
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    Re: Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words - Yahoo! News

    I heartily concur!

    Any additional words that we need to add?
    going forward

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    Re: Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words

    When used in reference to our fiscal problems "kick the can down the road" has been replaced by "push the Buick down the road".

    job creators/creation - these have been moved to the "Enemies Of The State" list.

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    Re: Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words

    Why is Universiy banishing words? Aren't Universities supposed to be the place that promotes openmindedness and encourag thoughtful reasearch? Banning words seems against everything a Uni should stand for. Rings similar to book burning to me.
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    Re: Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Why is Universiy banishing words? Aren't Universities supposed to be the place that promotes openmindedness and encourag thoughtful reasearch? Banning words seems against everything a Uni should stand for. Rings similar to book burning to me.
    Hard to believe, but I actually agree with you here. However, I answer your question by pointing out that today's universities have become bastions of liberalism where diversity is demanded in everything but opinion and, in Orwell's phrase, that which is not mandatory is forbidden. Free and open discussion is intolerable to those whose knowledge is limited to the daily talking points.
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    Re: Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words

    Quote Originally Posted by gingern44 View Post
    When used in reference to our fiscal problems "kick the can down the road" has been replaced by "push the Buick down the road".

    job creators/creation - these have been moved to the "Enemies Of The State" list.
    No, the problem is that people use the term as if "job creators" are these mythical beings we must appease so that they bestow upon us the blessed "jobs."

    As a person in charge of hiring and firing, I can assure you that the real job creators are my customers.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Lake Superior State's 38th list of banished words

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, the problem is that people use the term as if "job creators" are these mythical beings we must appease so that they bestow upon us the blessed "jobs." As a person in charge of hiring and firing, I can assure you that the real job creators are my customers.
    It's good that everyone else understands what "Job Creator" means.

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