Monday, December 31, 2018

Collusion among the "Banned Words" for 2018

Every year Lake Superior State University releases its list of Banished Words--ones that are typically misused and overused.

And what do you know? "Collusion" is one of them.

From AP:
The other words or expressions to make the list are "wrap my head around," ''grapple," ''optics," ''eschew" and "thought leader." Also submitted by the public for the pyre of popular parlance: "platform," ''ghosting," ''yeet," ''litigate," ''crusty," ''legally drunk," ''importantly" and "accoutrements."

Two other political entries also made it: "Most important election of our time" and "OTUS" acronyms such as POTUS — for President of the United States. The acronyms that have found their way onto cable news shows date back to the late 19th century, when POTUS and SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) were used as telegraph codes, according to Merriam-Webster. FLOTUS, for the first lady, first appeared in the 1980s.

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