New Year’s Dishonor List Day

New Year’s Dishonor List Day

Are you tired of trendy or popular words being overused? This is the day to be a discreditor! The New Year’s Dishonor Day is a great opportunity to denigrate annoying words and get your friends to do the same. It all started at Lake Superior State University (LSSU), located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is a city located in the northern part, Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The tradition of New Year’s Dishonor List Day began in 1976 with W. T. Rabe (the university’s public relations director) creating a list that would list English words that are being misused or overused. The university made the first list of banished words a popular event and decided to make it an annual one. Each year, a task team compiles the list based upon nominations from the past twelve months. The list typically includes a lot of colloquial words, often slang and words that have become popular. The official release of the list takes place on December 31st so people can get started in the New Year with a bang by using the English language. The list can be read by anyone who is honest enough to identify which words they are guilty of misusing or overusing. This will not only be annoying for those around you, but it also allows them to begin afresh with the New Year’s Dishonor Day. You can expand your vocabulary by finding new words and creative ways to replace those that have been banished. You might want to get out your dictionary or thesaurus so you can come up with new words and phrases that will enrich the language experience around the world.

The event is finished.

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