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Time's up for 'Totes:' New Batch of Banned Words is Out

Time's up for 'Totes:' New Batch of Banned Words is Out

Updated: December 31, 2019 05:44 PM

Lake Superior State University is out with its 45th annual list of words or phrases that should be retired.

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At the top of the list: quid pro quo. The Latin phrase got new life during the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.

The Sault Ste. Marie school each year invites the public to nominate words and phrases that seem tired or annoying through everyday speech, news coverage and more.

The latest list has more than a dozen, including “artisanal,” “influencer,” “living my best life” and “chirp.

 And in a baby boomer revolt, it's apparently time to scratch “OK, boomer.”

The complete list can be found at www.lssu.edu/banished-words-list/.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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