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Banished Words for 2018

Read Lake Supe­ri­or State Uni­ver­si­ty’s List of Words Ban­ished from the Queen’s Eng­lish for Mis­use, Overuse, and Gen­er­al Use­less­ness for 2018, plus NPI’s addi­tions. This year, we’re ban­ish­ing “Alter­na­tive Facts”, “Thoughts and Prayers”, “Zero Sum Game”, “Hive Mind”, “Woke”, and “Not/Shouldn’t Be a Par­ti­san Issue”. 

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Banished Words for 2017

Every year since 1976, Michigan’s Lake Supe­ri­or State Uni­ver­si­ty has released a thought­ful and humor­ous “List of Words Ban­ished from the Queen’s Eng­lish for Mis­use, Overuse and Gen­er­al Use­less­ness”. Here is the 2017 (and forty-sec­ond annu­al) edi­tion, for your read­ing enjoy­ment on this New Year’s Eve: YOU, SIR — Hails from a more civ­i­lized era […]

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Banished Words for 2016

Every year since 1976, Michigan’s Lake Supe­ri­or State Uni­ver­si­ty has released a thought­ful and humor­ous “List of Words Ban­ished from the Queen’s Eng­lish for Mis­use, Overuse and Gen­er­al Use­less­ness”. Here is the 2016 (and forty-first annu­al) edi­tion, for your read­ing enjoy­ment on this New Year’s Eve: SO — So the word that received the most […]

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Banished Words for 2015

Every year since 1976, Michigan’s Lake Supe­ri­or State Uni­ver­si­ty has released a thought­ful and humor­ous “List of Words Ban­ished from the Queen’s Eng­lish for Mis­use, Overuse and Gen­er­al Use­less­ness”. Here is the 2015 (and for­ti­eth annu­al) edi­tion, for your read­ing enjoy­ment on this New Year’s Day: BAE — One of the top nom­i­nees. “Mean­ing ‘before […]

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Banished Words for 2014

Every year since 1976, Michigan’s Lake Supe­ri­or State Uni­ver­si­ty has released a thought­ful and humor­ous “List of Words Ban­ished from the Queen’s Eng­lish for Mis­use, Overuse and Gen­er­al Use­less­ness”. Here is the 2014 (and thir­­ty-ninth annu­al) edi­tion, for your read­ing enjoy­ment: SELFIE — Has the hon­or of receiv­ing the most nom­i­na­tions this year. “Peo­ple have taken […]

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Banished Words for 2013

Edi­tor’s note: This post was orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished on Decem­ber 30th, 2012, and repub­lished on New Year’s Day 2013. Every year since 1976, Michigan’s Lake Supe­ri­or State Uni­ver­si­ty has released a thought­ful and humor­ous “List of Words Ban­ished from the Queen’s Eng­lish for Mis­use, Overuse and Gen­er­al Use­less­ness”. Here is the 2013 (and thir­­ty-eighth annu­al) edi­tion, for […]