Friday, January 4, 2008

not to worry

I found the original list, and archives of these lists going back to 1976.

"Awesome" was banished in 1984 and 2007. That's a pretty wide spread. Also "whatever" was banished twice, about twenty years between banishings. Most words or phrases banished twice were in consecutive years, but "awesome" and "whatever" have crossed generations. Amazing.

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