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"FAKE NEWS" leads the pack in this year's list of words and phrases ripe for banishment. Michigan's Lake Superior State University has just issued its 43rd annual list: "Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse, and General Uselessness. The LSSU faculty runs the operation; they sort ...
A growing trend amongst professionals is their social media presence, particularly LinkedIn as a place where professional people meet, interact and network. We all need to make our profiles sound exciting, and attractive to potential recruiters and this creates a lot of room for mediocrity in terms of how ...

Coined around a sorrowful event, this pun is one of several that surfaced this year on social media, where the play on words seems to be gaining popularity. Wordplay is an intrinsic part of language and culture, and puns are ages old. They are part of our oral tradition, but with the explosion of social media, ...
For more than 40 years, Lake Superior State University in Michigan has published an annual list of banished words. This year, the university is banning a few words with political spin. Samples from the list include the words "nothingburger" and "covfefe," along with the phrases "fake news" and "gig ...
The list has been compiled using the most commonly searched words by the country's netizens. 'Freestyle' is this year's winner, thanks to a reality TV show named The Rap of China. Every time Chris Wu, a Chinese singer, actor and judge on the show, has to choose a winner, he asks: "can you freestyle?" (see video above).
Sweden's festive season is a time when even the most well-integrated foreigner can feel like an outsider, miles from home with a set of traditions, recipes, and songs familiar to everyone but you. This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Swedish Christmas ...

Trump Administration officials are reportedly forbidding officials at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using a list of seven words or phrases in any official documents being prepared for next year's budget. It now appears the rumor that the government was banning the term "evidence-based" ...
There is one word so apparently reviled by Americans that it has been named the "most annoying" -- out of all the words and phrases there are in casual conversation -- for nine straight years. According to a Marist Poll out Monday, that word -- the word you may want to avoid using at family or friends' ...
Trump Administration forbids CDC officials from using 7 words and phrases. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. David Goldman / ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Agency analysts have been told by the White House to avoid seven words and phrases in budget documents.
Now, as dictated by the Laws of Lexicality (the section requiring all writers to compose an end-of-the-year list), here is my 2017 Top Ten List of offending words and phrases, in no particular order. First is "mistakes were made," a horrid phrase. The next two are "like" and "go." They are used instead of "said" ...
The list has been compiled using the most commonly searched words by the country's netizens. 'Freestyle' is this year's winner, thanks to a reality TV show named The Rap of China. Every time Chris Wu, a Chinese singer, actor and judge on the show, has to choose a winner, he asks: "can you freestyle?
Passwords are the door keys to our digital lives, but millions of people are still using weak, easily-guessable words and phrases to protect their online information. SplashData has published its seventh annual "worst passwords" report, compiled from more than 5 million passwords leaked during the year, ...
Sweden's festive season is a time when even the most well-integrated foreigner can feel like an outsider, miles from home with a set of traditions, recipes, and songs familiar to everyone but you. This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Swedish Christmas ...
Trump Administration officials are reportedly forbidding officials at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using a list of seven words or phrases in any official documents being prepared for next year's budget. It now appears the rumor that the government was banning the term "evidence-based" ...
On Friday, The Washington Post reported that CDC officials last week flagged seven words and phrases--diversity, entitlement, evidence-based, fetus, science-based, transgender, and vulnerable--that should not be used in connection with the budget document, due out in early February 2018.
There is one word so apparently reviled by Americans that it has been named the "most annoying" -- out of all the words and phrases there are in casual conversation -- for nine straight years. According to a Marist Poll out Monday, that word -- the word you may want to avoid using at family or friends' ...

Trump Administration forbids CDC officials from using 7 words and phrases. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. David Goldman / ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Agency analysts have been told by the White House to avoid seven words and phrases in budget documents.
explodes-intestine-chinese-menu Mmmm. (Reddit). The government's policy to clean up English took effect at the beginning of this month. It issued official translations for 3,500 phrases covering 13 topic areas, including this list (Chinese) of words and phrases for the topic "accommodation and catering.
Pope Francis this week urged the study of Latin for young people, encouraging scholars to promote it as a trusty tool in navigating life, according to Catholic news agency. In an address to the Pontifical Academies, he said, teachers should 'know how to speak to the hearts of the young, know how to ...
If you don't cringe when you hear someone say "a diamond dozen", then this quiz is for you. Find out what words and phrases you've been saying incorrectly all this time. 6 December 2017. If you don't cringe when you hear someone say "a diamond dozen", then this quiz is for you. Below are some of the most common ...
The Press-citizen Opinion page of Nov. 8 provides columns by Hani Elkadi and Joseph Dobrian that illustrate the "fluidity" or ambiguity of abstract words and phrases that account for much of today's social and political strife and animosity. The phenomenon is certainly not new. For example, in "Through the ...
President Donald Trump's distinctive style of rhetoric has been the subject of scrutiny since the moment he launched his presidential campaign. Trump's words provoke a range of emotions, from pride to anger and fear. But in many cases, the prevailing response is simply confusion. Here are some of the ...
Numerous Chamorro words and phrases are used in the book, with vibrant illustrations by Ariel Dimalanta. Souder integrates real experiences ...
"Reading those words and phrases back helps with memory and helps them take ownership of the poems we then write. "Sometimes they get ...
"Webs" and "trabs" - both of which can mean trainers and were contributed from Liverpool - were just two of the dialectal words and phrases ...
... of topics including history, climate, culture, food, essential words and phrases, and popular tourist attractions, along with maps and photos.
... how sharp the results were" on genre in their own study, which only alters words and phrases in the texts to produce their different settings.
... added to the crowd-sourced online Urban Dictionary, which began in 1999 as a dictionary of slang words and phrases, and on Wednesday, ...
"Various words and phrases may get highlighted as reaching certain audiences or [being] problematic." But syntax, the inclusion of equal ...
Col. Todd Wood, then commander of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, talks with soldiers at FOB Masum Ghar in ...
The latest list, from the advice website Work + money, comprises "ways of saying certain words and phrases" that will help readers "strive for ...
Certain words and phrases can make you seem less intelligent. To that end, we collected a series of words and phrases to avoid whenever ...
And there are certain words and phrases that are often counterproductive. Below, Business Insider has rounded up a series of those words and ...
There are only so many combinations of irreverent words and phrases to choose from and it's more about drawing the funniest cards than ...
"Memories are so beautiful," he said, punctuating his comment with one of many unprintable words and phrases heard that night. "That's what I ...
Business owners need to a take an active role in their business's security measures, and cybersecurity is no different. There are several basic ...
And there are certain words and phrases that are often counterproductive. Below, Business Insider has rounded up a series of those words and ...
... and support," the boss will appreciate that, says Sandra Lamb, author of "3000 Power words and phrases for Effective Performance Reviews.
But unlike the Amazon Echo, which listens for just one of four trigger words, millions or perhaps billions of words and phrases could land you in ...
With the help of out staff and locals, we have compiled a basic guideline to what travelers need to know about the unique words and phrases ...
Here are some of the World War I-connected words and phrases that have become part of the English language and often have wider ...
As part of its apology tour, the company has unblocked "class action lawsuit," and is reviewing the rest of its verboten forum words and phrases.
Instead ask about opportunities for advancement within this company. Don't use filler words and phrases such as "like" or "at the end of the day.
Every so often certain words and phrases become political mantras, and as they do so they lose any real meaning. Under New Labour the ...
Obama reflected on the words and phrases that her parents shared with her growing up: "Do what you say you're going to do, be honest and ...
A good place to start is by making sure you're avoiding commonly misused words and phrases. Here are 10 examples, some written and some ...
There are many words in the English language that are either made up or used as slang words during conversation. 'BAE', 'guestamate', 'bruh' ...
Translate spoken words and phrases. Google Translate now also translates whatever it hears. If your electronic device has a microphone, you ...
... or most commonly accepted - ways of saying certain words and phrases, says Briana Hansen, a lifestyles writer on workandmoney.com.


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