LSSU’s list of Banished Words and Phrases for 2013

Posted By on December 31, 2013

The LSSU List of Banished Words and Phrases for 2013 comes as no surprise to me as the top two should definitely be retired … after my New Year’s Resolution post goes live tomorrow morning.
The comments in the 39th annual list article are more enjoyable than the actual list of words. Here are the top four and a few choice comments (or read them all):

  1. Selfie:  “It’s a lame word. It’s all about me, me, me. Put the smartphone away. Nobody cares about you.” — David, Lake Mills, Wisc.
  2. Twerk: Let’s just keep with ‘shake yer booty’ — no need to ‘twerk’ it! Hi ho, hi ho, it’s away with twerk we must go.” – Michael, Haslett, Mich.
  3. Hashtag: “… everyone seems to add it to everyday vocabulary. #annoying #stopthat #hashtag #hashtag #hashtag .” – Alex, Rochester, Mich.
  4. Twittersphere: “There cannot possibly be any oxygen there.” – Matt of Toledo, Ohio


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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