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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 from the queen's English for misuse overuse and general uselessness as herb tricks tells us more the twenty nineteen banished list is the forty fifth to be issued by Lake 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 associate professor of English and creative writing and a member of the banished. Word Committee list serves a really interesting role. There are a lot organizations. Nationwide that that Nominate a word of the year. Like the Miriam Webster. Dictionary does one. The Association of Linguists does one they just nominate one word of the year and sort of like experts nominating and this list as far as I know is the only List where are the American populous can actually nominate words. So it's a way for people to be word watchers themselves and then to keep an eye on the language and the winner she says hands down with the most. Nominations is the phrase quid pro quo hotton. It just means something for something and it actually actually comes The the first reported instance of the phrases actually all the way back in the sixteenth century. So it started with apothecary when they which substitute one medication for another. Sometimes they would intentionally substitute them another times. They would fraudulently substitute one medication for another and 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 we have with the word with the phrase now where it sort of means pay for clay from the pretentious section of the list. Comes the word artisanal which appears in a lot of menus news 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 tax. Sure sure I can good enough. You have to say mouse deal which is which is kind of gross? Because you know what where else are you going to put your food. What are we gonNA talk about foot field or hands? Then there's literally the word literally means is a synonym for actually right right and the way that it has been changing over the year. Is the APP is it actually has 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 literally exploded which would mean that my head actually exploded but people are using it for emphasis meaning that You know my head almost exploded for figurative. So it's a very interesting word that become to me. It's opposite McMillan. Says an important source of words and phrases for the banishment. List in recent years has been social media including including friend is a verb Google Selfie and ghosting the latest additions thanks. A social media. Included chirp Jelly and tote one that was new to to me was CHIRP And I talked to my students about this 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. The church is sort of like talking about something but talking about it negatively So I could get CHIRP for being out of touch. Basically for not knowing that words Jelly now is an abbreviation of the word. Jealous while Tote is another abbreviation for totally at if they're some use of a word or phrase it really bothers you of 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 around just go to L. S. U. Dot. Edu Slash vanished. I'm herb tricks. The city of Aurora appointed Tate's first poet laureates. Yvonne Booze tells us more. Catholic Christianson is most comfortable surrounded by books like here. At auroral 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 her many manuscripts. Then she finds a poem to read. We went out to cleaned the riverbank. Big Black sacks heavy gloves 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 warrants our attention the night before we saw the Dalai Lama smile. That poem is called trash and the Dalai Lama. It was written April of two thousand eight. Poulet Christopherson started writing. When she was fourteen years old? She started by journaling which eventually turned into poetry. She says she was inspired by her English teacher. Sure 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 poet laureate of Aurora fillet. Christiansen 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 fournette. Christianson is a retired city worker. But retirement didn't stop her work within the community in two thousand thirteen. She Co founded a local poetry group Group A town poetics. She credits this group. I think the work that eight town poetics has done in the community in terms of raising awareness about poetry in 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 laureates laureates. They include Anthony Staffer Quinton Johnson and for Meena Ponce. She says she plans 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 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 not be afraid of writing to not be intimidated by the notion of poetry to let Christians since that poetry. He is her preferred platform because of his power in 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 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 one and two thousand and three and while he was poet laureate He created a program called one hundred and eighty days of poems. She says she what's cooperate. Something similar Aurora Select Christopherson will hold the title of laureate through April of twenty twenty one and official installation ceremony will take place in January at Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School. This ceremony will include the poet laureate as well as the three deputy laureates I'm Yvonne Booze alongside longtime collector of rare sheet. Music has died. Lee Schreiner donated much of his collection to Northern Illinois University. where it found new life genitally 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 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 interesting to look at small town. Illinois sheet music was published by someone in a small town had something they wanted to say. Schreiner died January second seconds after a long battle with lymphoma he was seventy. I'm genitally you're listening to statewide. Stay with US next. The hunt foursome rare musical instruments across the country and right here in.