This odd tradition began in 1975 on New Years Eve by a late former public relations director at Lake Superior State University, and is now in its fifth decade.
Lake Superior State University in Michigan just released its 45th annual list of words that need to be BANISHED in the New Year. He and his friends created the first list from their own pet peeves about language.
Here are some of the words they say we should stop using or overusing in 2020.
1. Quid pro quo.
2. Artisanal, curated, mouthfeel, and other pretentious words that don’t really mean much of anything.
4. Literally, especially when people use it to mean “figuratively.”
5. Living my best life.
6. Totes as a short version of totally, and jelly as a short version of jealous.