Terms that deserve the heave-ho in 2017

Lake Superior State University’s 42nd annual list of banished words includes, ironically, ‘listicle.’ Venture within, linguists, to ‘get your dandruff up.’

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We all have our verbal bĂȘtes noires.

The good folks at Lake Superior State University compile an annual list of theirs, and this year’s edition focuses on linguistic lemons from the worlds of business and politics and beyond.

What’s your guesstimate of the number of terms they’ve banished? Might it be 831?

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