Lake Superior State U’s Annual List of “Banished” Words

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LSSU’s 42nd annual “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness” includes the following:

You, Sir

Focus

Bête Noire

Town Hall Meeting

Post-Truth

Guesstimate

831

Historic

Manicured

Echo Chamber

On Fleek

Bigly

Ghost

Dadbod

Listicle

“Get your dandruff up . . . ”

Selfie Drone

Frankenfruit

Disruption

The explanations for these choices, along with previous annual lists and a composite list, are available at: http://www.lssu.edu/banished/.

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