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University’s annual banished words list includes polar vortex, hack

Lake Superior State University released its annual “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness for the New Year.”

The humorous list compiles words and phrases that get on the nerves of academe’s “word-watchers,” according to an LSSU news release.

Among the top offenders were BAE (as in before anyone else), polar vortex, hack (for over-use and mis-use) and skill set.

LSSU has released its annual list each year since Jan. 1, 1976.