The 34th annual list of banished words came out Tuesday from Lake Superior State University in Michigan. lists1

The 34th annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.

Lake Superior State’s 2009 list of banished words

-green

-carbon footprint or carbon offsetting

-maverick

-first dude

-bailout

-Wall Street/Main Street

-monkey

-icon or iconic

-game changer

-staycation

-desperate search

-not so much

-winner of five nominations

-it’s that time of year again

You can read the full article here.

How about…..

-take a chill pill

-like

-random

-I’m all about ______.

-rebate (just lower the price (AT&T), don’t send me a finicky pseudo gift card)

-“I’m here!”  In response to, “How are you?”

What about you?