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Tag: Vocabulary

  • Memes, Shibboleths, and Sociolects

    Memes, Shibboleths, and Sociolects

    NPR published an article on the 2023 “banished words” according to Lake Superior State University faculty on January 1st, 2023: In their annual “Banished Words” list, the faculty of Lake Superior State University also suggest removing from your vocabulary overused phrases like “does that make sense?” and “it is what it is.” (Image credit: Christopher…