01/02/2006: But what's the penalty for violating the ban?
This “breaking news” just in: Lake Superior State University releases its 31 st annual List of Words and Phrases Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.I'm very pleased to see that one of the banned phrases is Larry the Cable Guy's catchprhase, "Git-er-done!". Now if we can only get Larry the Cable Guy (at least a finalist for (if not the hands down winner of) the title of "least funny 'comedian' in the world") banned as well....
It was during a New Year's party 30 years ago when LSSU Public Relations Director Bill Rabe and some colleagues cooked up a whimsical idea to banish overused words and phrases. On Jan. 1, 1976, with “tongue firmly in cheek,” Rabe took his first crack at it. Much to the delight (or chagrin) of word enthusiasts everywhere, the list endures into a fourth decade.
Len on 01.02.06 @ 10:25 AM CST