List of 14 Words That Are Banned in 2018
New Year, New Lingo!
With 2018 comes a list of words that Americans simply DO NOT want to carry into the new year.
Northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University released its 43rd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.
The eclectic group of 14 words/phrases (some of which I've never heard before) comes from a bunch of suggestions across the country. But don't worry, we've defined some of them for you:
- Fake News
- let me ask you this
- nothingburger --something of less significance or importance
- drill down--access data that is in a lower level of a hierarchically structured database.
- let that sink in
- gig economy--a labor market based on short-term contracts or freelance work
- hot water heater
- covfefe--a Twitter flub or typo presented by President Trump