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Education News Archive - December 31, 2008

A Michigan university has released its 34th annual list of words and phrases ripe for banishment from the English language, including green and maverick.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.