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The words “Exile” for 2024 released by the University of Michigan, continuing the tradition

The words “Exile” for 2024 released by the University of Michigan, continuing the tradition
  • Earlier this week, Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Mary continued her decades-long tradition of crossing off a list of common words from the previous year.

  • LSSU says it has received more than 2,000 proposals from 20 different countries.

  • Landing at the top of the list this year is “Breakthrough.”

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (WJMN) – Certain words or phrases that make their way into modern vernacular. When used with high frequency, although some languages ​​can be creative, they can make your vocabulary seem a bit limited.

No matter how obsessed you are with today's language, eventually, one Michigan university wants to stop using annoying words and phrases in its latest annual list.

Earlier this week, Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Mary continued her decades-long tradition of crossing off a list of common words from the previous year.

To determine which words will be cut, nominations are pouring in. For the latest list, LSSU says it received more than 2,000 proposals from 20 different countries. This means at least 500 more orders than the previous year.

School officials previously explained the process to Nexstar's WJMN. Anyone can submit a word or term they would like to see banned. Next, the school's English department decides which words will be deleted.

Since 1976, more than 1,000 everyday terms have been deleted – some more than once.

last year, 'goat' topped the list. And before that it was 'Wait what?' And there's no real surprise, “COVID-19” denied. In 2021. At the beginning of 2020, 'jelly' The most important of the banished words was – not the fruit spread, but an abbreviation of the word “jealous”.

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Landing at the top of the list this year is “hack,” which has become a popular place to describe easy ways to make money (like side hustles, which is another word on the list this year), ways to order “secret” fast food menus, and, unfortunately, scammers. LSSU warns that overuse of the hack in 2024 “may lose its magic.”

Here is LSSU Full list One of the eliminated words of 2024. If you had to look up the meaning of any of them, you probably haven't used them much.

  • take
  • impact
  • in the end of the day
  • Rez
  • slaughter
  • creative
  • Embarrassing
  • obsessed
  • Side hustle
  • Wait for it

List of words and phrases with their explanations for banishment is Available here.

“At the end of the day” it was He was previously exiled in 2022as he was “iconic” in 2009.

However, not everyone hates these words. Oxford University Press The word “rizz” has been declared its word of the year For the year 2023.


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