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Banished Words from LSSU

Postby Slava » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:24 pm

For many years now, Lake Superior State University has been putting out an annual list of words their crew has deemed worthy of banishment, the following link takes you to their first year:

http://www.lssu.edu/banished/archive/1976.php

You can follow up on all the others via that page, as well as find out what a Unicorn Hunter is. I plan to post a year-link weekly, for all who would rather see them here.

Feel free to add any suggestions you may have here, or contact them directly.
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Banished Words - 1977

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Re: Banished Words from LSSU - 1976

Postby bailey66 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:52 pm

strong words are available when a man really needs one, as after hitting thumb with hammer.


That man should hold hammer with both hands, then doesn't need strong words.
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Re: Banished Words from LSSU - 1976

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:45 pm

The wife holds the nails?
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Banished Words - 1978

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Banished Words - 1979

Postby Slava » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:00 pm

http://www.lssu.edu/banished/archive/1979.php

Does anyone understand the reference to finding the c key on a typewriter? I sure don't.
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Re: Banished Words from LSSU - 1976

Postby bailey66 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:55 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:The wife holds the nails?



Yeah or you could use. Needle-nosed pliers. It was a silly joke.
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1980

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Re: Banished Words from LSSU

Postby Philip Hudson » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:12 am

Re: "to finding the c key on a typewriter".

Leroy Anderson wrote a musical composition called "The Typewriter". It is quite a lively piece with a manual typewriter being used as one of the musical instruments. The keys on a manual typewriter do not make distinctive sounds, but one surely needs to know where the C key is. A beginning piano student is first taught to find middle C on the piano. Perhaps this quotation is intended as a humorous comparison of a typewriter with a keyboard instrument. Or perhaps not.
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1982

Postby Slava » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:13 pm

This one has some goodies: http://www.lssu.edu/banished/archive/1982.php

Some remain valid today.
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Postby Slava » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:49 pm

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Re: Banished Words from LSSU

Postby Philip Hudson » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:39 pm

I quote from the 1983 Banished Archives: "Highway User Fee - Bruce Peasley, Handy High School instructor, Bay City, Mich., say means "gasoline tax."

Does highway user fee mean gasoline tax or toll road fees? If you examine gasoline tax expenditures they are not all used for building and maintaining highways. Much of this money is siphoned off for public transportation and other projects felt worthy by those in charge. On the other hand, the money from toll fees often winds up in the pockets of corrupt politicians via offshore "management" companies. We are getting ripped off folks!

Did you ever drive in Denver, Colorado? Stay there a week and drive the roads. You frequently do not know if you are driving on a toll road. Then watch the bill come in. You will be astounded.

The good folks of Colin County, Texas, (just north of Dallas) have the good sense to shout loudly, "No more toll roads!"

Solution: Banish all toll roads, special occupancy lanes and etc. Used all the gasoline taxes for road building and maintenance. Use only the gasoline taxes for road building and maintenance. This will cause gasoline taxes to go up steeply, but someone, namely the driving public, has to pay for it.

The fact that we cannot live in Utopia doesn't mean we must live in Dystopia.

Pardon me, I seem to have gotten on my high horse. Is there any fee for that?
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Re: Banished Words from LSSU

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:50 pm

Years ago KY built a toll road south to perhaps Bowling Green from L'ville. Eventually, the road was paid off, and the Interstate became free. I remember wishing LA would do that to speed our interstate construction.
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