The University does this every year and includes reasons for the banishment of words or terms. Their reasoning is often right on.
For example, they want to ban IN THESE ECONOMIC TIMES…. pointing out that no matter what date it is we have THESE ECONOMIC TIMES….
They also suggest FRIEND AS A VERB be nixed, explaining that BEFRIEND is a lovely word.
I doubt they will win on either of these and I’m not at all sure they win when they want to ban TWEET. In my not so humble opinion on the topic they don’t get Twitter.
I was surprised they also want to ban TRANSPARENT/TRANSPARENCY. My solution to these admittedly overused terms would be to pass a law requiring any politician using these terms to actually let us see clearly their finances, and any other deal they make in any matter whatsoever.
I doubt I’ll win on that one.