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Television and social media where once again rich sources for abuse of the English language during the past year there are the main contributors to the latest list of words and phrases banished from the Queen's English for misuse overuse and general uselessness. SPESSART tricks tells us more. The two thousand nineteen banished list is the forty fifth to be issued by Lake Superior State University in Michigan. In past years it was overseen overseen by the Public Relations Office but this year became the responsibility of the English department. Mary McMahon is an associate professor of English and creative writing and a member L. D. banished word committee. I think that the list serves a really interesting role. There are a lot of organizations nationwide that that Nominate a word of of the year. Like the Merriam Webster. Dictionary does one. The Association of Linguists does one but they just nominate one word of the year and it sort of like experts nominating that and this list as far as I know is the only List where the American populous can actually nominate where it so so. It's a way for people to be word watchers themselves and then sort of keep an eye on the language and the winner. She says hands down with the most. Nominations is the phrase phrase pro quo and Latin. It just means something for something and it actually comes The the first reported instance of the phrases. Actually we all the way back in the sixteenth century so It started with apothecary when they would substitute one medication for another sometimes they would intentionally smelly substitute them. But another time they would fraudulently substitute one medication for another and as the years passed It started to be any Substitution of one thing for another and then it started to have the negative connotation that we have with the word with the phrase now where it sort of means pay for cray from the pretentious section of the list comes the word artisanal which appears on a lot of menus. These days trying to make your water salad dressing or sandwich. Sound more exciting and from the explosion of Foodie shows incites comes mouth feel. That was the one that surprised me to But but basically it's the word that is used to describe the texture of food in your mouth but texture isn't good enough you have to say mouth steel which is which is kind of gross. Because you know what where else are you gonNA put your food. Are we gonNA talk about foot. Feel or hands. Then there's literally the word literally means the synonym for actually right and the way that it has been changing over. The a year is the APP. Is it actually become its own anthem. So instead of meaning actually people are using it for emphasis or for Figurative so I could say I was so surprised my head literally exploded which would mean that my head actually exploded but people are using thing it for emphasis meaning that You know my head almost exploded for figurative. So it's a very interesting where that it's become too mean it's opposite. mcminn says an important source of words and phrases for the banishment. List in recent years has been social media including friend as verb Google Selfie and ghosting the latest additions editions thanks to social media included chirp Jelly and tote one that was new to me was Chirp And I talked to my students about this. Just one They they had said that it was an insult For that millennial views to talk about somebody who is insulting someone else. So it's a verb. SORTA like tweet is a very where you say you know. I tweeted about district that and you're talking about what you're saying on twitter but CHIRP is sort of like talking about something but talking about it negatively So I get CHIRP for being out of touch basically for not knowing that words. Joey knows an abbreviation of the word jealous. While tote is another other abbreviation for totally at if there's some use of a word or phrase it really bothers you some new and terrible pretension or let's face it something on social media the other US older people just don't understand like Superior State University accepts nominations all year round just to L. S. U. DOT EDU slash lash vanished. I'm herb tricks. The city of Aurora appointed its first poet. Laureates Yvonne Booze tells us more Karen who let Christianson is most comfortable surrounded by books like here. At the Royal Library West Brent. She's written around three thousand poems and has created several collections of her work. She shares these with close friends and family she flips through one of of her many manuscripts. Then she finds a poem to read. We went out to clean the riverbank. Big black sacks heavy gloves CBS sturdy boots to clear the bottles and cans and shoes and carts and tires and tanks and beds and cords and bikes and on and on and on. What are we thinking? Are we so rich. That nothing warrants. Our attention the night before we saw the Dalai Lama smile smile. That poem is called trash. The Dalai Lama it was written April of two thousand and eight. Who let Kristen started writing? When she was fourteen years old? She started by journal which eventually turned into poetry. She says she was inspired by her English teacher. I brought things into show to my teacher and he was very encouraging In fact I won a national teachers of English writing contests and now she's the first laureate of Aurora fillet. Chris and says she wasn't going to apply for the position. I was encouraged by some friends to change my mind and so I did and when I saw the application I changed my mind completely. She Says S. The application had meaningful questions. And it showed that the staff of the mayor's office had done their research poulet Christians than is a retired city worker but retirement. It didn't stop her work within the community in two thousand and thirteen. She Co found to a local poetry group. A town poetics she credits this group. I think think the work that eight town poetics has done in the community in terms of raising awareness about poetry in terms of hosting some curated readings and events helped hoped my name rise to the top. There were three other finalists. Those finalists are now deputy poet laureates they include Anthony Staffer Quinton Johnson and for mean opponents. Say she says she planned to work closely with them. But I also hope along with the three other people that are going to be part of our little poetry Passi that that we can reach out to organizations in the community. She says her mission is to work with the city's young people. I'm hoping that we can encourage kids to write to to not be afraid of writing to not be intimidated by the notion of poetry poulet. Christianson poetry is her preferred platform because of his power and the poetry section of the Aurora Public Library West Branch. She admires the work of her role models. This looks like all the port. Laura will many of the poet laureate so billy Collins one of my my favorites. I love him because he writes about every day. Life Collins was the poet laureate of the United States between two thousand and one and two thousand and three and while he he was poet laureate He created a program called one hundred and eighty days of poems. She says she wants to incorporate something. Similar in Aurora Select Christopherson will hold all the title of Port Laureate through April twenty twenty one and official installation ceremony will take place in January Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School. This ceremony it will include the poet laureate as well as a three deputy poet laureates. I'm Yvonne both a longtime collector of rare sheet. Music has died Lee Schreiner donated. I needed much of his collection to Northern Illinois University. where it found new life Jinadu has that story in two thousand fourteen leash? Reiner of Rockford started donating his collection to his Alma Mater Librarians at Northern Illinois University created an online database for the world. War One sheet music which is now in the public domain. One of the pieces. This is called the Third Illinois. Infantry March played here during an interview in twenty seventeen trainer says every piece in his collection has a story. I think it's really interesting to look at small town. Mill Annoy sheet music basic was published by someone. Small town had something they wanted to say. Schreiner I'd January second. After a long battle with Informa- He was seventy I'm genital You're.