Happy 2011, wordhounds!
Lake Superior State University's 36th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness was posted on New Year's Eve. This select list of words we might all do better without was compiled from over 1,000 nominations sent to its website, lssu.edu/banished.
The complete list -- plus pithy comments -- is now available here. I was unnerved to see how many of them haunted my vocabulary in 2010 . . . though I'm afraid the verb "Google" is probably here to stay. It's been around since Buffy the Vampire Slayer, if not before.