Category: News Briefs Published on Monday, 31 December 2012 11:41 Written by WWJ
SAULT STE. MARIE (WWJ) – We’ve all about had it with the “fiscal cliff.”
That’s according to the word gurus at Lake Superior State University who have deemed the term number one on their 2013 List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.
The list, compiled from nominations sent to LSSU throughout the year, is released each year on New Year’s Eve.
WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with LSSU’s Tom Pink who said this year’s list-topper is not at all surprising.
“Fiscal cliff … people are so tired of it. There are stories being written around it, you know, how to survive the fiscal cliff, five things you should know about the fiscal cliff,” Pink said.
The second most-nominated word or phrase was “kick the can down the road,” followed by double down, job creators/creation, passion/passionate, YOLO, spoiler alert, bucket list, trending, superfood, boneless wings and guru.
Fiscal cliff, kick the can down the road, double down, and job creation are all political terms, which Pink said came as expected. “Whenever you have a presidential election you see that,” he said.
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