From ‘bae’ to ‘fleek’, ‘squad goals’ and ‘Netflix and chill’ – 2015’s thrown up share of terrible words and phrases is all set to back off.
Lake Superior State University in Michigan has published its annual New Year list of Banished Words, words or phrases that it thinks are overused or ‘problematic’ for thousands of Queen’s English ‘stakeholders’, News.com.au reported.
Created from thousands of submissions made through the college’s website, this year’s list includes the likes of ‘so’- used as the start of a sentence on the top.
The word has been nominated again because of the current vogue of using it to start sentences. As in, “How did you learn to play the piano?” Answer: “So my dad was in a classical music club.”
Another phrase that stuck in the craw of nominators was ‘breaking the internet’, which originated after Ellen DeGeneres’ famed 2014 Oscar selfie caused Twitter to crash and has quickly become tired with overuse.