Nominations for Banned Words of 2004

December 24, 2003

The Testy Copy Editors are taking them. And sharing timeless laments.

Why can’t we persuade the reporters that the best word for “said” is “said.”

2 Responses to Nominations for Banned Words of 2004

  1. Richard on December 31, 2003 at 1:20 pm

    upgrade, upscale, posh, ethnic(as in ‘ethnic-Chinese’, ‘ethnic-Albanians’), emo, preowned, prepurchase, pre-emptive strike, pre anything!, cilantro (coriander is the proper English word), freedom fries, undocumented immigrant, ‘Unidad de Espa?a’ used by Fascist Hispanicists to oppress the Basques and Catalans.

  2. Jorge on April 8, 2004 at 12:30 am

    Where am I?