Banned words for 2003

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    Here's the list of banned words for 2003... like metrosexuals (what a stupid word), bling-bling, and more!

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    Calling all metrosexuals: Get rid of that bling-bling — or at least find another word for it. In its annual compilation of language irritants, Lake Superior State University singled out 17 words and phrases that it says ought to be banned as overused, trite, euphemistic or just plain inaccurate. The 2004 losers were chosen by a university committee from more than 5,000 nominations from around the world.
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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=533&e=8&u=/ap/20031231/ap_on_re_us/banished_words

    http://www.lssu.edu/banished/
     
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    I think this is my favorite - UNTIMELY DEATH -- Balky attempt to make some deaths more tragic than others. “Has anyone yet died a timely death?”
     
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    I agree with all these words and there are probably many more.
     

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