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Use these words, instead!

Wayne State University in Detroit has a campaign named Word Warriors, which aims to "Bring Back Great Words." I learned about it from an article at Channel 4's news website. If you're inclined, you can transmogrify your speech with this year's winners, though your friends might find it antediluvian. Do not truckle to their objections. Though reviving these jewels of words seems a Sysephean task, you will come to find your erstwhile word choices execrable by comparison.

Between Lake Superior State University and Wayne State, Michigan will get the language fixed up right proper in no time.

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b_vainamoinen
Jan. 4th, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
I use penultimate every chance I get.

I'm also a big fan of sisyphean.

Good list.
songdogmi
Jan. 4th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
It was a good list. I liked quite a few of them.

I went back to their 2010 list, and saw they had "antediluvian" then too. Guess it's a doubly good word.
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songdogmi
Jan. 4th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
Then you'll need a new list. If only time travel were invented already, so we could go get next year's list!
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