The Most Over-Used Words Of 2018

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We've often talked on the radio show about the most overused words in the office.  But what about...in life?  Every year, talk show hosts, social media writers, and general conversationalists (you know, the guy in the office who talks current events) find a word or phrase that seems to aptly describe a lot of situations.

In other words, society engages in "collusion" and agrees to over-use certain words or phrases which have DEFINITELY worn out their welcome by the end of the year.

You guessed it:  topping the list of words that make us want to pull our hair out at year's end is "collusion."

The word is at the head of the 44th List of “Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness” from Lake Superior State University in Michigan. 

The overused gems include "wheelhouse," the aforementioned "collusion," "wrap my head around," "ghosting," "eschew," and "legally drunk," and the “trendy” way to say appearance - optics.

They are among the 18 words and phrases added to the now-lengthy list dating back to the mid-1970s.

The list was created at a New Year's Eve party in 1975, and has been comprised of nominations from around the world since 1977. It has over one-thousand entries to date.

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