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And social media or once again rich sources for abuse of the English language during the past year. They're the main contributors to the latest list words and phrases banished from the Queen's English for misuse overuse and general uselessness as herb tricks tells us more the two thousand nineteen banished. I 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 lady 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 really interesting. Role there are a lot of organizations nationwide that that Nominate a word of the year like the Miriam Webster Dictionary does one. The Association Association of Linguists does one but they just nominate one word of the year. And it's sort of like experts. Nominating that and this list as far as I know is the only only List where the American populous can actually nominate words so. It's a way for people to be worked 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 quid pro quo rotten. It just means something something for something and it actually comes The the first reported instances of the phrase is actually all the way back in the sixteenth century so It started started with apothecary when they would substitute one medication for another. Sometimes they would intentionally substitute them. But another times 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 a negative connotation that we have with the word with the phrase now where it sort of means pay for play from the pretentious section of the list. Comes the word artisanal personal which appears on a lot of menus these days trying to make your water or salad dressing or sandwich more exciting and from the explosion of Foodie shows incites comes and that was one that surprised me to But but basically it's the word that is used to describe the texture of of a 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 like what 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 it actually become its own anthem so instead of meaning actually people are using it for emphasis or for For figurative so I could say I was so surprised my head had literally exploded. which would mean that? My head actually exploded but people are using it for emphasis meaning that You know my head almost almost exploded or for figurative. It's a very interesting word that it's come to me. It's opposite McMillan says an important source of words and phrases for the banishment list in recent John Deere's has been social media including friend is a verb Google Selfie and ghosting the latest editions. Thanks to social media included CHIRP JELLY 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 for that millennial views 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 this or that. And you're talking 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 the for not knowing that word. Joey knows an abbreviation of the word jealous. While tote is another abbreviation for totally at if they're some use of of a word or 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 said he accepts nominations all year round. Just go to L. S. U. DOT EDU slash banished. I'm herb tricks off. The city of Aurora appointed its first poet. Laureates Yvonne Booze tells us more Caribou. Let Christianson is most comfortable surrounded. You buy books like here. At their Roy. Library West Brent. She's written around three thousand poems and has created created several collections of her work. She shares these with close friends and family she flips through one of her many manuscripts then she finds as opposed to read. We went out to clean the riverbank. Big Black sacks heavy gloves sturdy boots to clear the bottles and cans Zain 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. That poem is called trash and the Dalai Lama. It was ridden April of two thousand and eight. Who let Chris and started writing? When she was fourteen years saw? She started by journaling which eventually turned into poetry. She says she. He 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 contest. And now she's the first poet laureate of Aurora flight. Chris and says she wasn't going to apply for the position. I was encouraged by some friends runs 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 ears office had done their research fully Christians than is a retired city worker but retirement didn't stop her work within the community in two thousand and thirteen. She Co founded 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 zing 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 port laureates. They include Anthony Staffer Quinton Johnson and from Meena Ponce. She says she planned to work closely with them. But I also hope along with 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. Russian 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. Collect Christus and set. Poetry is her preferred platform because of his power in the poetry section of the Aurora Public Library West Branch. She admires the work of of her role models. This looks like all the Portland. Well many of the poet laureate so Billy Collins 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 poems. She says she wants incorporate something. Similar in Aurora Christopherson will hold the title of Put laureate through April of twenty twenty one and official official installation ceremony will take place in January at Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School. This ceremony will include the laureate as well as the three deputy poet laureates breath 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 life. Jimmy 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 in 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 has a story. Yeah I think it's really interesting to look at Small Town Illinois. A sheet music was published by someone in small town. Had something they wanted. I said Schreiner died January second after a long battle with lymphoma he was seventy. I'm genital Labor. You're.

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