January 17th, 2013

winter hatred

Spoiler Alert: Trending Word Ban on Bucket List


nbsp;          The Lake Superior State University 2013 list of banished words is up, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t talk about it.

nbsp;          (I’ve dedicated myself in this new year to using one word every column that I don’t usually use, thus the “remiss”. And the “thus”. Guess I’m ahead, now.)

nbsp;          I know what you’re thinking: Why is it Lake Superior State University, coming up with this list? Well, have you ever been to the area of Lake Superior in January? Believe me, there’s nothing else to do unless you like skiing. It’s so cold that every year they get reports of dozens of frostbitten snowmen. (The snowwomen are too smart to go out in that.)

nbsp;          The first banned word I want to mention is YOLO, which I discovered two minutes ago stands for “You Only Live Once”. This is untrue. James Bond proved that You Only Live Twice. nbsp;         

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