Lake Superior State University continues to do God's work with its annual list of words so overused they should be banned forever:
A movie about a "maverick," his journey "from Wall Street to Main Street," his "desperate search" for a "monkey" and a "game-changing" revelation about his "carbon footprint" probably would make the nation's word-watchers physically ill.
Especially if it were the "winner of five nominations."
All those words and phrases are on Lake Superior State University's annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. The 34th version of the list was released Tuesday, which means, "It's that time of year again."
The school selected only 15 words, though, when the list could have been a lot bigger. What about "webinar" or "under the bus" or "hope" and "change" and, by God, don't get me started on this one, "world class"? And maybe "bailout" and "meltdown" will make next year's list.