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University wordsmiths release 2016 list of banished words

Lake Superior State University releases annual banished words list (Source: lssu.edu) Lake Superior State University releases annual banished words list (Source: lssu.edu)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Sometimes a word of phrase gets used or misused so often you wish it would disappear from the language.

Continuing a 41 year tradition, Lake Superior State University in Michigan just released its 2016 list of banished words. 

Drawn from submissions from the public, the list wants to break away from "break the internet," leave the "conversation" and has problems with "problematic." 

"Once something is banished, there's no 'walking it back;' that's our 'secret sauce,' and there's no 'price point' for that," said an LSSU spokesperson.

The banished list tradition grew out of a discussion of words and phrases that people love to hate at a New Year's Eve party in 1975. They published the first list on Jan.1, 1976. 

See the full list and explanations by clicking here.  

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