Michigan university releases 2022 Banished Words List

Wait, what? The phrases “no worries,” “new normal,” and “circle back” should be left in 2021? 

Lake Superior State University released a list of the top 10 misused, overused or useless phrases submitted by users across the globe.

Phrases spurred by the global pandemic such as “new normal” and “supply chain” are a part of the phrase list people have grown tired of, according to the Michigan university’s annual “Banished Words List.”

Over the years, the school received thousands of considerations since the list’s inception in 1976. This year’s submissions garnered about 1,250 responses from users not only in the United States, but also Norway, Belgium, England, Scotland, Australia and Canada.

A group of judges, compromised of the school’s English department, narrows down the nominations to form the annual list which is released Dec. 31.

Here’s why people suggest leaving these 10 phrases behind:

Commonly used word:Merriam-Webster selects ‘vaccine’ as the 2021 word of the year

Source: GANNETT Syndication Service

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