Wednesday, January 01, 2003

It's the first day of the new year and you know what that means: LSSU' list of banned words for 2003. Like last year, the list is comprised mostly of examples of redundancy and not much is particular to the year 2002. While Matt Groening's Banned Words annual comic was a pronouncement of which once clever catchphrases have turned to cliche, LSSU's list is just cranky.

[ my own personal cranky aside: I have real issues with 'black ice' being on the LSSU list. I would like to tell the Californian who submited the phrase that yes, we all know that ice isn't black; black ice is a phrase used to describe ice on the highway that is impossible to see - it doesn't reflect any light to give away its presence. That's why black ice is so deadly and scary. Come on Lake Superior State University! How could you let that slip in! ]

I resolve to worry no longer about their list next year.

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