Did you know that there’s a list of words and phrases that are Banished for Misuse, Overuse, and Uselessness? Lake Superior State University (LSSU) issues this tongue-in-cheek list at the end of each year. LSSU says it compiles the list to encourage “…avoidance of words and terms that are overworked, redundant, oxymoronic, clichéd, illogical, nonsensical — and otherwise ineffective, baffling, or irritating.” Some words, such as awesome, classic and unprecedented, have been banished more than once. (And yet we are still seeing them!) After you’ve checked out the newly released 2022 list, don’t miss the complete list of over 1,000 entries that have been banished since 1976, when the first list was compiled.