Nancys avatarLake Superior State University in Michigan has been issuing words they suggest should be banished from our vocabulary for the past 39 years. This list has ranked the top 13 winners. Since I know everyone has been waiting for this list with bated breath, I have listed them in no particular obnoxious order.

Selfie– “It’s a lame word. It’s all about me, me, me. Put the smartphone away. Nobody cares about you, you, you.”  Comment by an unnamed person who only takes pictures of others.

Twerking– Miley Cyrus should have remained Hannah Montana, but instead will go down in history for this word and her gross tongue, which she will eventually have bronzed.

Hashtag– We used to call it the pound symbol, but now it is seeping from the Twittersphere into everyday expression, and is being used in verbal conversation. #very #annoying.

–Ageddon- Used by many in advertising. “Come on down, we’re havin’ car-ageddon, wine-ageddon, budget-ageddon, a sale-ageddon, flower-ageddon, and so-on-and-so-forth-ageddon!”

Adversity- Overused in the world of sports. “Facing adversity is working 50 hours a week and still struggling to feed your kids. Facing third and fifteen without your best receiver with tens of millions in the bank, is not.” Comment by unknown who truly has issues.

Awesome, amazing & absolutely are three “A” words that make the “ANNOYING” list every year. These definitely are “nails on a chalkboard” when I hear them in interviews on talk radio.

There are many more enough-already words and phrases, but space limits me from sharing. I’m sure everyone has their own list of annoyances. Comment if you dare!

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