The Shrinking Dictionary

Monday, 12 July 2010   |   Creativity Games

Consultants have deemed that life is too complicated.  It is having adverse health effects and something needs to be done immediately.  Everything must be simplified and our language is on the list.  The two words below have been considered for complete removal from the English language.  One of them must go.  It will be banned from use immediately.  Which one would you choose to stay and why?

  • Butcher
  • Mustard

Challenge:  For the word that you deem must stay,  find an opportunity in real life to explain to someone why this word is so important.  See if you can convince them.  Don't tell them why you are doing it until after.

Challenge:  How would you go about actually banning a word from use?