One list's word of the year is another list's word to ban. Every year Lake Superior State University picks 10 words — usually buzz words from the previous year — that should be banned for (I love this) "misuse, overuse, and general uselessness."
For 2010, there are the tech words like tweet, app, sexting, and friend (as a verb); economic ones like transparency, stimulus, toxic assets, and the phrases "too big to fail" and "in these economic times"; and the Obama-inspired words like czar and "Obama-prefix or roots" like Obama-ban (or Obama-word!). And then, of course, there's bromance and chillaxin', words known only because it's impossible not to know them.
What word would like to send off with the aughts?
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