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10 More Things Banned To Improve Your User Experience

John Rentoul

banned 10 More Things Banned To Improve Your User ExperienceThe Committee has fast-tracked the following prohibitions at this point in time:

1. “X is poster child for Y.” Brought to the Committee’s attention by David Mills. This also features, in the series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No (QTWTAIN), as number 905, asked by Rupert Myers, the Telegraph blogger: “Following his move to France, will Beckham become the poster boy for the pro-Europe camp come the referendum?”

2. “At this point in time.” William Safire, Before the Fall, 1977: “It should be noted at this point (or at this time, but never at this point in time) …”

3. “Shrouded in secrecy.” Richard Coles.

4. “Enshrined in law.” Andrew Denny.

5. “Lost in the mists of time.” Richard Coles.

6. “Map” or “mapping” when actual cartography not involved. Rampant among thinktanks. Stian Westlake.

7. “Speak(ing) truth (un)to power.” Western Independent.

8. “Fast-track” as a verb. Casmilus.

9. “User experience.” Jim Shelley.

10. “Social media platforms.” Dan Jackson.

Cease and desist. Purchase The Banned List and Questions To Which The Answer Is No instead.

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  • creggancowboy

    X is the “go to” man for Y?

  • paul_howarth

    The word ‘party’ as a verb. The word ‘workshop’ where no physical tools are found. The word ‘transition’ as a verb. The word ‘key’ as an adjective. The word ’strawman’. The phrase ‘with all due respect’. I could go on; I probably will.

  • ThreeCheeseFondue

    English does evolve, you know. And “at this point” and “at this point in time” connote different meanings. Each has its place in our vocabulary.


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