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Banished Words for 2020

Excerpt: Read Lake Superior State University's forty-fifth List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness -- plus NPI's additions!
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Banished Words for 2019

Excerpt: Read Lake Superior State University's forty-fourth List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.
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Banished Words for 2018

Excerpt: 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

Excerpt: 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

Excerpt: 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

Excerpt: 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

Excerpt: 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 […]
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Banished Words for 2013

Excerpt: 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, […]
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