Word Warriors Want to Revive Forgotten Terms

Because banning words is anathema to language lovers.

If “banishing” overused words is anathema to you, then you might appreciate this story. The Wayne State Word Warriors have issued their annual list of words they’d like people to use more often in 2016. Word Warrior Chris Williams tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller the English language has many good words that have been forgotten or overlooked. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.

Here’s the list for 2016:


Words You Can Re-use in 2016


Pat Batcheller



  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.