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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - John Shibley
Before passing comment on someone's "baby bump," take a pregnant pause. Likewise, give up promoting "shared sacrifice." Michigan's Lake Superior State University is featuring those phrases in its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.
University spokesman John Shibley says the event went smoothly and included a ceremonial passing of the torch from retiring President Tony McLain to his successor, Thomas Pleger.
Shibley said some people have missed the point over the years and complained that the list is an effort to control the language.