Saturday, January 01, 2005

It's too early in the morning for these idiots

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Even worse, the snap accompanies an article reporting that Language Purists Sack 'You're Fired!':
From wardrobe malfunctions to erectile dysfunction, it's been a tough year all around for the guardians of English - language purists from blue, red and battleground states who long to say "You're fired!" to offensive words and phrases.

More than 2,000 nominations arrived in Michigan's far north, where a committee at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie released its 2005 compilation of language irritants Friday.

Among the 22 expressions on the "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness" are "blog,""sale event,""body wash" and "zero percent APR financing."
These are the worst they could come up with?
Donald Trump's phrase "You're fired!" from his TV show "The Apprentice" deserves a ban, if nothing else so that imitators avoid a possible trademark infringement, the committee said.
I guess they banned "clue" some years ago.