This list of words and phrases banned from WGN Radio by CEO Randy Michaels is making the rounds. Perhaps it’s wrong for me to be supporting Randy Michaels in anything, but I’m entirely behind getting rid of “literally,” “white stuff,” and especially “giving 110%.”

I have beef with a few – “bare naked” is unfortunately verboten, but as long as “buck naked” and “naked as a jaybird” are overlooked, I can deal. I could go either way on “untimely death,” but fortunately he doesn’t seem to have explicitly forbidden “timely death.”