The 2020 List Of Banned Phrases
So, officially, after this year, I don't want to hear any of this being said, and neither does Lake Superior State University.
The school has been compiling this list since 1976 to;
“uphold, protect, and support excellence in language by encouraging avoidance of words and terms that are overworked, redundant, oxymoronic, clichéd, illogical, nonsensical — and otherwise ineffective, baffling, or irritating.”
Basically, we need to stop saying all of these, can we just wipe the slate clean? I think you'll like the first banned word.
The list below was collected from Channel 4 in Detroit.
- Social Distancing
- We're All In This Together
- In an abundance of caution
- In these uncertain times
- I know, right?
Personally, I think I'm lucky to not say these words as often--OR---maybe that was the biggest lie of the year. I'm sure I've said COVID-19 & Social Distancing more than I needed to on the air.
How often have you said some of the words listed above in the year 2020?