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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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