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Out with the old, in with the new.

Just in time for your New Year’s resolutions: words you can vow not to use anymore.

Lake Superior State University has come up with their annual list of banished words; that is to say, a list of words they feel should be “banished from the Queen’s English for misuse, overuse, and general uselessness.”

And the winners this year are:

  • Amazing
  • Baby bump
  • Shared sacrifice
  • Occupy
  • Blow back
  • Man cave
  • The new normal
  • Pet parent
  • Win the future
  • Trickeration
  • Ginormous
  • Thank you in advance

(For reasons why and examples, click on the link above.)

What word would you want to add to the list?

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