banned words and phrases

Lake Superior State (who'd have thunk?) put out their 2006 list of banned words and phrases. One of these days, "thunk" is going to be on it.

I keep forgetting, but I really want to submit "I can help who's next" to be banned. "I can help the next person in line"; "Next"; "Who's next?" - all viable alternatives. Even for a grammar and sentence structure shortcutter like myself, that sentence grates.

and btw - Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Lunasea said...

Oooh, I hate that too. In all my years of retail, I always made sure to say, "I can help the next person in line."