Banished Words 2017

You, Sir are living in a historic time. Post-truth politics gets carefully manicured through fake news and propagated bigly via an echo chamber. By my guesstimate, everyone’s favorite bête noire is the overuse of the word ‘disruption’.

Am I on fleek?

There’s no reason to get your dandruff up. During a town hall meeting, Lake Superior State University (LSSU) released its 42nd annual “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness”. Over the years LSSU has received tens of thousands of nominations, resulting in almost a thousand banned words.

Here’s a listicle of the latest winners losers banished words:

  • 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

Before you ghost this blog, add a comment describing what word you think should be banned.

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2 Responses to Banished Words 2017

  1. Rajiv Nema January 15, 2017 at 7:50 am #

    “Tyranny of the urgent” is a PHRASE (not a ‘word’) I will like to get removed in the group I work in.

  2. JohnG January 15, 2017 at 11:08 am #


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