Friday, December 09, 2005


Blog is banished

Lake Superior State University is out with its 30th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.

Blog (and its variations blogger, blogged, blogosphere) makes it to this year's list, alongside such worthies as erectile dysfuntion and zero percent APR financing. We are certainly not in august company.

Some reasons why blog makes the cut:

“Sounds like a Viking’s drink that’s better than grog, or a technique to kill a frog.” Teri Vaughn, Anaheim, Calif.

“Maybe it’s something that would be stuck in my toilet.” – Adrian Whittaker, Dundalk, Ontario.

“I think the words ‘journal’ and ‘diary’ need to come back.” – T. J. Allen, Shreveport, La.

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