Apparently Lake Superior State University publishes a list of words each year that they feel should be banned. This year’s list, complete with comments, can be found HERE. For the sake of brevity, I include it below as well.
I admit I have used “amazing” (in it’s proper context and not repeatedly) and “man cave” (but only once or twice).
What about you? Are you guilty?
List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness – 2012
2. baby bump
3. shared sacrifice
6. man cave
7. the new normal
8. pet parent
9. win the future
12. thank you in advance
You writers out there, be sure to keep these little ditties out of your manuscripts! 😉
Can anyone add to this list? I would add, “epic” and I know my eldest would add, “just sayin.'” 🙂
HAPPY NEW YEAR!