On the flip side of words of the year, there are the obligatory words that should be banished.
Lake Superior State University’s been issuing this list for 38 years now, although sadly it’s not had a great effect (people still say baby bump for example). What words and phrases have they deemed unworthy this year?
Fiscal cliff. This was the word that got the most nominations — surprise, surprise — because it was everywhere. “If Congress acts to keep the country from tumbling over the cliff, LSSU believes this banishment should get some of the credit,” the school explains.
Bucket list. Yes, this is horrible. “Getting this phrase on the Banished Word List is on my bucket list!” said Frederick Fish of Georgia.
(Source: Atlantic Wire)
Which word or phrase would you banish in 2013?