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List of Words Banned After 2014 + You’ll Probably Agree

The list of words that are "banished” words and phrases issued by Lake Superior State University in Michigan has come out and it they are submitted by a couple thousand people. Last year's banned words included 'selfie' + 'twerking'

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Lake Superior State University Releases 2015′s Banished Words List

Lake Superior State –- the smallest public university in Michigan -- has released its annual list of banished words.

The list’s proper name is the List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, and has been a Lake Superior tradition since 1976.

Which words have been banned this year?

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‘Selfie,’ ‘Hashtag’ Lead New Words in Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Actions speak louder than words, which, in this case, speaks volumes. Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary has announced it has added 150 new words to its 2014 edition.

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New Words Added To The Dictionary

Either we're evolving...or just giving up. Oxford has just released new words that have been added to the dictionary this month. However, I think most of them are what could be considered, "buzzwords."

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Dale Has Fun With Words

I love games and puzzles dealing with words and language. We were sitting in the studio talking about things that make some words unique and we came up with a bit of a stumper. We came close to the correct answer but came up one letter short. The question: what one syllable word has the most letters?

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Describe It In 60,000 Words Or Less

The most complete and accurate dictionary of the English language is the Oxford English Dictionary. It gives not only the meaning and pronunciation, but the history of over half a million words, past and present. It was 1857 when plans for the dictionary began what they figured would end up as four-volumes and 64-hundred pages.

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Oxford American Dictionaries Names Its Word Of The Year

It's a word that was created 25 years ago and technically it's an anacronym, but it's become so trendy that the Oxford American Dictionaries has named it the word of the year. 

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Dale’s Daily Data: Fun With Words

Let’s have some fun with words.

One of the reasons English may be the hardest language to learn if you speak a foreign language is that there are so many exceptions and variations.  Why does xylopone begin with an  “x”?  Why does pneumonia begin with a “p”?  Why does phone begin a “ph”?

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