Each year, Lake Superior State University posts a list of words it believes should be banished from use because of “mis-use, over-use and general uselessness.”
Here are my favorites from this year’s crop.
Post-Truth — To paraphrase the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, we are entitled to our own opinions but not to our own facts.
Guesstimate — When guess and estimate are never enough.
Historic — Thrown around far too much.
Echo Chamber — Lather, rinse, and repeat. After a while, everything sounds the same.
“Get your dandruff up” — The Committee is not sure why this malapropism got nominators’ dander up in 2016.
Disruption — Nominators are exhausted from 2016’s disruption.
You can see the entire list here. Have a word you’d like to see banished? Submit it here.