Celebrated every year on January 1


New Year’s Dishonor List Day was created by Public Relations Director W.T. (Bill) Rabe at Lake Superior State University in Marie, Michigan in 1977.
At that year’s New Years Eve party, a list of overused words was created that the participants at that party thought should be banished from the Queen’s English language.
As there wasn’t much news that time, the list became a popular news article and gained enough attention to become a yearly thing.

Variants have been made since then with simply annoying words, wrongly used words or the more uplifting versions with most popular new words.

You can make a game at New Years Eve with your friends to collect words that you like to use more and which you like to use less.
And then post the results on your fridge or on social media.

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