Michigan – What are some of the most annoying words and phrases of 2018? Wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University in Michigan have compiled their 11th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use, and General Uselessness.

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Accoutrements

Collusion

Crusty

Eschew

Ghosting

Grapple

Importantly

In the books, as in finished or concluded

Legally drunk

Litigate

Most important election of our time

Optics

OTUS family of acronyms such as POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS

Platform

Thought Leader

Wheelhouse, as in area of expertise

Wrap my head around

Yeet, as in to vigorously throw or toss