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Wayne State Rapscallions Propose A Melange Of English Words Worth Saving

January 5, 2015

By Pat Batcheller




"There's so much richness to them, they're fun words to say."

Chris Williams, Wayne State Word Warrior.

Lake Superior State University recently issued its annual list of words and phrases to be banished from the English Language. They included “skill set,” “swag” and “foodie.”

Today, Wayne State University presents its own list of words that should be brought back into our everyday conversation. Chris Williams is a Wayne State Word Warrior. He tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that as new words enter the lexicon, older ones fall out. Click on the audio link above to find out which words Wayne has chosen to revive in 2015.

Here's the full list of words to revive in 2015 The 2014 Word Warriors list includes caterwaul, concinnity, flapdoodle, knavery, melange, obambulate, opsimath, philistine, rapscallion, and subtopia. Find more words here.

If you haven't seen it already, here's Lake Superior State's banished word list.