Tired of hearing people talk about “tweeting” and “friending”? You aren’t alone.
Those words, along with others, appeared in Lake Superior University’s 2010 List of Banished Words.
The university has been publishing the list since 1976. The first version included the terms “detente” and “at this point in time.”
This year’s group of overused words and phrases includes a lot of neologisms centered around the latest tech fads, as well as terms spawned by the economic recession.
The list includes:
- Friend (as a verb)
- App (short for “application”)
- In these economic times
Got any buzzwords you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments section below.