Lake Superior State University in Michigan couldn’t have been more perfect with its selection of words that should — but won’t be — banned in 2015.
By the way, we proudly claim the Elusive Minnesota Connection on the list, since the annual tradition was started by W. T. Rabe, former public relations director at the university, and father of former MPR host John Rabe, who now toils for American Public Media in Pasadena. Close enough. It’s a Minnesota thing.
Here are this year’s words:
-Nation (when added as a suffix to sports teams’ names)
What did they miss?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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