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“Selfie” and “twerk” top 2013’s most annoying word list

What words would you like to see banished in 2014?

According to a Michigan university, “selfie” and “twerking” tops their list for the most annoying words of 2013. Lake Superior State University’s 2014 List of Banished Words was developed from hundreds of nominations from across North America. “Selfie,” Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year, received the most nominations. Other words “banished” in 2014 include Obamacare, hashtag, and Mr.Mom, which refers to fathers who are the primary caregivers. Lake Superior State University began issuing the list in 1976, when then the public relations director and a group of friends came up with the idea at a New Year’s Eve Party.

Lake Superior State University’s 39th annual Banishment List:

  • Selfie
  • Twerk/twerking
  • Hashtag
  • Twittersphere
  • Mr. Mom
  • T-Bone
  • On steroids
  • -ageddon
  • -pocalypse
  • Intellectually/morally bankrupt
  • Obamacare
  • Adversity (as a sports reference)
  • Fan base

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