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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    Unicorn Hunter

    Are you properly licensed ? http://www.lssu.edu/banished/pdf/license.pdf


    Can anybody make a sentence using Teh Bear's three words ?
    Last edited by JNA; 22 Jun 2008 at 11:07 PM.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Not This Time, Mr. Bear

    Lake Superior State University has just published the list of Banished Words & Phrases for the year 2009. After making the national and international news for 3 straight years, this Bear did not get a word or phrase on the list.

    But.....I tried!

    I had 4 submissions and also submitted a couple more for a couple friends. Here are the words/phrases that I tried to get on the 2009 list.....

    That Ain't Nothing
    Middle Class
    Good To Go
    Barracuda

    Not at liberty to share the words/phrases submitted on behalf of my friends. They may be contacting me, though, to indicate it is OK to do so.
    _____

    My brain is already at work, hoping to search the universe for a 2009 entry and use that entry to surge back into the realm of breaking news. (There ya go, JNA.......used my previous winners in a single (albiet run-on) sentence.)
    _____

    Here's a thought.....my first submission should be that overused batch of initials.....RJ. Maybe tomorrow afternoon I will submit it. I plan on leaving early.


    _____

    On to 2009 !!!

    Bear
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    Bear, I heard this list came out last night and booted up the computer and went straight to the LSSU site. I could not find anything that identified any of the submitters.

    Congrats on your great run. Three years in a row is nothing to sneeze at.
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    Just sent in a submission

    BUN, I hit "send" and thought of you.

    If my word is selected, it would be awesome.

    :snork:

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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    BUN, I hit "send" and thought of you.

    If my word is selected, it would be awesome.

    :snork:
    Best of luck, Vel.

    Related.....you ever get up to the Lake Superior State University Campus? Small campus, built on an old military reservation. Nice photo op from the campus.....International Bridge to Soo, Canada.

    Bear
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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Well, this Bear has sent a few words that should be banned, circa January 1, 2010 list. We shall see if I get back to riding the Unicorn.

    About a month to go. Where does all this time fly to?

    Bear
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    Riding The Unicorn !!!

    Happy to report that this Bear is once again "riding the unicorn". Woo-hoo !!!



    Four submissions in five years. I rule.

    Bear
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    It's high time we show that bear up! How does one enter the contest? I'm tired of him getting all the glory!

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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    ...If my word is selected, it would be awesome.

    :snork:
    Dagnabbit, they put awesome to rest a few years back. Might need to run the backhoe over it; seems to be undead.

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    Kick In The Reminder Pants

    This Bear is sending out this reminder to Cyburbians.....if you want to get in on the fun and (possibly) enjoy seeing your name in the news on January 1st.....time is a wastin'......get kickin'.....get ready to.....

    Ride The Unicorn !!!

    I just submitted a phrase for the 2011 list. Can this Bear do it again? Not sure, sure hope so. I have another to send. The leaves will start changing colors and the deadline for submitting words (or phrases) quickly approaches.

    Bearicorn
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    Ride The Unicorn !!!
    Come on now you don't ride them you hunt them according to LSSU:
    http://www.lssu.edu/banished/uh_about.php
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    As we welcomed in 2010, a few Cyburbians vowed to join in the fun by submitting words "to be banned", for inclusion on the 2011 list. This Bear has submitted a few. As always, I will anxiously wait the published list to see if my name and selection can be sent world-wide. Those who thought about it.....get crackin'!

    I'm so hip.

    Bear
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    You're Not On The List

    The Banished Words list for Year 2011 has just been released. This Bear was not listed as a submitter for any of the words. One of the words/phrases that I submitted was listed but I wasn't acknowledged. Have to assume that with about 10,000 submissions a year, some words/phrases only list a few submitters. My submissions this year.....

    Junk In The Trunk
    Just Sayin' (On the 2011 list)
    Chiclone
    Chump Change

    The Banished Words list is announced on New Year's Eve every year. Newspapers and web sites around the world pick up the news for inclusion on what is usually a slow news day. For details of the new list and previous year's lists, go to Lake Superior State University's web site.

    So, with this strikeout today, I am now at 4 acknowledged submissions in a 6 year span. On to developing and sending the next list, for 2012.

    http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php

    Bear
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    Mid-Year Reminder

    Here's my mid-year reminder to any Cyburbian wordstans to consider some words or phrases that should be banned......with the official list being published on New Year's Eve, just hours before Year 2012 kicks in.

    I have already submitted a few.

    Bear
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    Bear makes the contributors' list for the final time

    KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD

    "Much the same as 'put on the back burner,' these two phrases still have heat and are still in the road. Kick this latest phrase down the road." -- Michael F. Raczko, Swanton, Ohio

    http://lssu.edu/whats_new/articles.php?articleid=2545

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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD

    "Much the same as 'put on the back burner,' these two phrases still have heat and are still in the road. Kick this latest phrase down the road." -- Michael F. Raczko, Swanton, Ohio

    http://lssu.edu/whats_new/articles.php?articleid=2545
    Makes me want to tear up again. Wish I was creative enough to submit entries under his name for future years. Maybe we could make it a Cyburbia project?
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    I hope it brings a smile and some comfort to Katie and the family. Love ya, Bear!
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