Entry Form for LSSU’s Banished Words List 2023

Lake Superior State University upholds, protects, and supports excellence in language by encouraging people to avoid words and terms that are overused, redundant, oxymoronic, clichéd, illogical, nonsensical—and otherwise ineffective, baffling, or irritating. We’ve compiled an annual list since 1976. What do you want our judges to consider for banishment for 2023? The deadline to turn in your entry is 8 AM Eastern Standard Time on Nov. 30, 2022. We’ll announce the results on Dec. 31, 2022, so that you can start the New Year on the right foot, er, tongue.

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