2019 Banished Words List Seeks Submissions

Lake Superior State University’s Banished Words List is coming back again for 2019.

It’s a fun way for the university to “throw the kill switch” on popular, unnecessary vocabulary.

Now’s your chance to submit a word to banish just in time for the new year!

LSSU says these phrases often come from academia, advertising, business, sports and politics.

The university seems to have a particular problem with phrases that say the same thing twice, like “live audience,” “free gift,” and “hot water heater.”

The university usually adds comedic reasons why the words shouldn’t be used again. You can read a few from the 2018 Banished Words List here.

Or submit a word you’d like to banish in 2019 by heading to lssu.edu here.

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