Rentoul’s Little Shop of Stocking Presents
Just what someone needs for Christmas. The book Questions To Which The Answer Is No. Just to remind you what it is about, here is a question asked by New Zealand television:
And there is also The Banned List. Still available. Just to remind you of the idea, here are the latest 10 words and phrases prohibited by the Committee:
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1. “Send a message”, about drugs, crime, anti-social behaviour but never about your 100th birthday. Drawn to the attention of the authorities by Ian McRobert.
3. Cojones. Andy Charlwood. (Covered by the general ban on foreign words, but worth a special mention of its own.)
4. “Normal service has been resumed.” Mark Easton.
6. Wrong, or anything else, “on so many levels”. Tom King: It is always [x] on one rather obvious level.
7. Gaffe. Real Witan.
8. “Facepalm.” Aly Duncan.
9. “If [x] didn’t exist, [y] would have to invent it.” Tom Chivers.
10. “Repurposing.” Nathan Goode.
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