DETROIT -- You can finally call it a "recession," thanks to President George W. Bush's recent use of the term to describe the fragile state of the U.S. economy. But word-watchers far and wide forbid you to say the pain has spread from "Wall Street to Main Street."
And refrain from calling any government aid a "bailout."
While the economy is weak, the state of the nation's cliche-busting brigade is strong. And the aggrieved have submitted their nominations to Lake Superior State University, which released its annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.
The school in Michigan's Upper Peninsula released its 34th version Tuesday containing 15 entries selected from about 5,000 nominations.