Friday, January 02, 2004

Hredux: 2004 Banished Words

The following words and phrases did not make Lake Superior State University's list for 2004:

"Can I help who's next?" as a greeting to the next person in line.
Denied legal counsel
Enemy Combatant
"Hello?!" as an interjection
IED -- improvised explosive device
"Is that it?" as a way for a cashier to conclude a fast food order.
Material Witness
Secret Evidence
"Sorry for any inconvenience" as opposed to "Sorry for THE inconvenience"


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