Don't Say These Words. Seriously. Stop.

December 31, 2014

By Pat Batcheller

"Most of the words and phrases that people nominate every year are for overuse, and (polar vortex) certainly fit into that category."

Tom Pink, "curator" of Lake Superior State's annual List of Banished Words and Phrases.

If you call your significant other "bae", don't. Really, cut it out. That term of endearment--short for "before anyone else"--has been "banished" by the folks at Lake Superior State University. Every year, they issue a list of words and phrases submitted by the public for mis-use, over-use, or uselessness. Spokesman Tom Pink tells WDET's Pat Batcheller "Polar Vortex" also made this year's list. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

Read this year's banished words list and submit your entry for next year here.