2006 Banned Words and Phrases
Public Relations Effort of W.T. (Bill) Rabe Continues On
W.T. (Bill) Rabe is often called a “public relations” genius by those who knew him. He was always looking for a news angle to increase the name recognition for Lake Superior State University (LSSU), where he worked as Director of Public Relations until 1987.
Many of his public relations efforts have endured long after his death in the early 1990s.
One of those is the annual List of Words and Phrases Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, which was released by LSSU yesterday.
The list first appeared in 1976 and the dictionary now includes over 800 entries.
Kit Kiefer, a journalist and blogger remembers Bill Rabe and his part as a media judge in the “Stone Skipping Contes” in this post.
You can submit your own contender for least favorite word or phrase on the LSSU Web site.
Happy New Year!