Aurora, Word Committee, Superior State University discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
Television and social media once again rich sources for abuse of the English language during the past year. They're the main contributors to the latest list of words words and phrases banished from the Queen's English for misuse overuse and general uselessness as herb tricks tells us more the twenty nineteen banished list list is the forty fifth to be issued by Superior State University in Michigan in past years it was 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 of the banished. Word Committee. I think that the list serves a really the interesting role. There are a lot of organizations nationwide that that Nominate a word of the year. Like the Merriam Webster Dictionary does one. The association creation 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 words. So it's a way for people to be worried watchers themselves and then keep an eye on the language and the winner. She says hands down with the most. Nominations is the phrase quid pro quo in Latin. It just means something mm for something and it actually comes The the first reported instance of the phrase is actually all the way back in the sixteenth century so It started good with apothecary is when they would substitute one medication for another. Sometimes they would intentionally 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 could've connotation that we have with the word with the phrase now where her to me pay for play from the pretentious section of the list. Comes the word Artisanal Lil which appears in a lot of menus these days trying to make your water or salad dressing or sandwich sound more exciting and from the explosion of Foodie shows incites. Comes mouth feel that way. 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 where else are you gonNA put your food or we're GonNa talk about foot feel or hands then there's literally the word literally means it's a synonym for actually right and the way that it has been changing over. The years is to is actually become its own anthem so instead data meaning actually people are using it for emphasis or for For figurative so I could say I was so surprised my head it literally exploded which would mean that my head actually exploded but people are using it for emphasis meaning that You know my head almost colluded or for figurative. So it's very interesting where that it's become to me. It's opposite McMillan says an important source of words and phrases for the banishment list in recent years. Here's has been social media including friend is a verb Google Selfie and ghosting the latest editions. Thanks to social media included chirp Jelly and tot- one that was new to me was Chirp And I talked to my students about this one They had said that it was an insult. for AH millennials us to talk about somebody who is insulting someone else. So it's a verb. SORTA like tweet is very where you say you know. I tweeted about district that and you're talking about Out 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. Excuse for not knowing that word. Joey knows an abbreviation of the word jealous. While tote is another abbreviation for totally at if there's some use of a word order phrase it really bothers you some new and terrible pretension or let's face it something on social media that US older people just don't understand like Superior State University accepts nominations all year round just go to L. S. U. Dot. Edu Slash vanished. I'm herb tricks. The city of Aurora appointed its first poet. Laureates Yvonne Booze tells us more careful. Christianson is most comfortable surrounded by books like here at the Aurora Library West Brent. She's written around three thousand poems and has created theban collections of her work she shares these with close friends and family she flips through one of her many manuscripts then she finds a poem home to read. We went out to clean the riverbank. Big Black sacks heavy gloves sturdy boots to clear the bottles and cans and shoes shoes and carts and tires and tanks and beds and courts and bikes and on and on and on what are we thinking are are we so rich that nothing warrants our attention. The night before we saw the Dalai Lama's smile that poem is called trash and the Dalai Lama it was written in April of two thousand and eight. Poulet KRISTA since started writing. When she was fourteen years old she started by journaling which eventually turned into poetry? She says she was inspired. Inspired by her. English teacher brought things into show to my teacher and he was very encouraging In fact I won a national teachers of English English writing contests and now she's the first poet laureate of Aurora Select Christie's 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 the application had meaningful questions and it showed that the staff of the mayor's office had done their research full Christians than is a retired city worker but retirement didn't stop her work within the community in two thousand and thirteen. She co-founder a local poetry group. Eight town poetics. She credits this group. I think the work that town poetics has done in the community in terms of raising awareness awareness about poetry in terms of hosting some curated readings and events helped 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 from Meena Ponce. She says she planned to work closely with them. But I also hope with the three other people that are going to be part of our little poetry Passi that we can reach out to organizations in the community she says her mission and is to work with the city's young people. I'm hoping that we can encourage kids to write to not be afraid of writing to not be intimidated by the notion of poetry to let Christus and set poetry is 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 Portland. Well many of the poet laureate so billy Cowan's one of 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 was poet laureate He created a program called one hundred and eighty days of poems homes. She says she wants incorporate something similar in Aurora. Full let Chris. Dickson will hold the title of Port Laureate through April of twenty twenty one and official installation ceremony will take place in January. Ed Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School. This ceremony will include the poet laureate as well as the three. Deputy poet laureates. I'm Yvonne booth a longtime collector of rare sheet. Music has died Lee. Schreiner donated much of his collection Northern Illinois University where it found new life Sunni duly. Has that story in twenty fourteen leash. Reiner of Rockford started donating his collection to his Alma Mater Librarians at Northern Illinois University created an online online database for the World War One sheet music which is now in the public domain. One of the pieces is called the Third Illinois Infantry March played here during an interview in two thousand seventeen trainer says every piece in his collection has a story story. Yeah I think it's really interesting to look at small town. Mill Annoy sheet music was published by someone in a small town. Had something they wanted to sack. trainor died January second after a long battle with them. Former he was seventy genital labor. No one ever said give it a bed said no one ever said. Given less we say give it everything world. It wasn't built by uh half-measures by the.