How Lake Superior State famously became the ‘Word Police’

It all started on New Year’s Day in 1976, when Lake Superior State University (LSSU) Public Relations Director W.T. (Bill) Rabe unwittingly started an annual tradition by releasing a list of banished words. The tongue-in-cheek List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, began as a publicity ploy for little-known LSSU. The media response