For almost 50 years, Lake Superior State University has released an annual list of words that should be bannished from use in the English language.

They didn’t disappoint in 2017 as the Michigan-based college published their 42nd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.

You’re all on notice that the following words and phrases are no longer allowed: “guestimate,” “dadbod,” “frankenfruit,” and “On Fleek.”

The scholars on Michigan’s Upper Pennensula would also like use to stop using “ghost” – as it abruptly cutting off communication; “manicured” when it comes to grass and lawn care; and they say both “focus” and “town hall meetings” are completely overused and need to go away.

Got any that you’d like to see added? Let us know!


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