Most Overused Words Of 2018

January 2, 2019

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Lake Superior State University has released its 46th annual List of Words Banished From the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use, and General Uselessness is out and collusion, and ranking topping the list from online voting is "collusion," "wheelhouse" and "in the books." Although collusion is a politically charged word, the authors of the survey say online voters apparently were just irritated by hearing and reading the word so often in the past year. Another political word that appears to be overused is actually an acronym. The "OTUS" acronyms such as POTUS, SCOTUS and FLOTUS appear to be eye-rollers. Other words or expressions that made the list are "wrap my head around," ''grapple," ''optics," ''eschew," and "thought leader," as well as "platform," ''ghosting," ''litigate," ''crusty," ''legally drunk," ''importantly," and ''yeet," which variously refers to the name of a dance, a taunt, an excited acknowledgement or throwing something.

SOURCE: Newser

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