Words you might want to say good-bye to along with 2013

Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2014 brings only good things to you and your families. January 1 also marks my first anniversary serving as Ombudsman, and it has been a pleasure. I look forward to keeping the dialogue going in the new year.

One of the things you have written to me about is the precise use of language. We all have our pet peeves about certain expressions and colloquialisms. Here’s a list from Timothy Egan, published in the New York Times. This is his list for “Words for the Dumpster”. I am sure you all have your own nominees.