Thank you in advance for reading this year’s amazing statement on the new normal in language from Lake Superior State University, which has released its List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness for 2012. It is hoped you will find this list a ginormous help as you strive to win the future.
…no, I can’t keep that sort of thing up. There are five entries from the list in that paragraph, and my skin hasn’t stopped crawling yet. And I couldn’t even find a way to work in “baby bump”; I simply couldn’t.