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What words do you not want to hear in 2013?


It's time once again for the annual Lake Superior State University's List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.

 

This year marks the 38th anniversary of the list, which is compiled from nominations sent to LSSU throughout the year, and officially released each year on New Year's Eve. Here's a few from the 2013 list:

 

YOLO
In the Twitter and texting universe it stands for "You Only Live Once"  and Drake made it popular in The Motto. Also used as an excuse to do really stupid things, such as streaking at a baseball game with YOLO printed on one's chest.

 

Fiscal Cliff
As one might expect, this phrase received the most nominations this year as people are just plain sick and tired of hearing about it!

 

Job Creators/Creation
It implies supernatural powers -- such as the ability to change the weather or levitate. Most new jobs pay less than the lost jobs to ensure stratospheric CEO compensation and nice returns on investments. Perhaps a more accurate term would be job depleters.

 

Spoiler Alert
What was once a polite warning has turned into a declarative statement: I have just spoiled something for you. When news outlets print articles with headlines such as, 'Huge upset in men's Olympic swimming,' with a diminutive 'spoiler alert' on the link to the rest of the article, I think it's safe to say we've forgotten the meaning of the word 'alert.'"

 

Also included in this year's list are the terms, Bucket List, Trending, Superfood and Boneless Wings. Click here for the complete list and then let us know what words you don'twant to hear in 2013!

 

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