One Month Left for LSSU’s Annual Banished Words List Submissions

Lake Superior State University is still accepting submissions for words and phrases to add to their tongue-in-cheek Banished Words List.

Each year, the university “banishes” words based on “overuse, misuse, or uselessness.”

Last year, the phrase “wait, what?” was voted out. The runner-up was “no worries,” and third was “at the end of the day.”

LSSU’s Banished Words List gained national recognition after comedian George Carlin submitted an entry in 1994 that made the list: “baddaboom, baddabing.”

Other examples of words and phrases that people considered overused were “classic,” “bromance,” and more recently, “supply chain” and “new normal.”

The deadline to submit an entry to ban next year is 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

LSSU will release the results on Dec. 31 “to start the New Year on the right foot, er, tongue.”