Every year, Lake Superior State University, a tiny college in Michigan releases it's list of words that deserve to be permanently taken out of our vocabulary. Check out which words were selected this year below.


  • Fiscal cliff
  • Kick the can down the road
  • Double down
  • Job creators/creation
  • Passion/passionate
  • YOLO — which stands for “You Only Live Once”
  • Spoiler alert
  • Bucket list
  • Trending
  • Superfood
  • Boneless wings
  • Guru

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