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Every year since 1976, Lake Superior State University choses the ten words it found were most “misused, overused, and useless” in the previous year and forbids people from using for the 12 months to come. Over the years, more than 1,000 everyday terms – to say nothing of the Oxford comma – have made it on to the roll of shame, some more than once. And this year, sees GOAT (Greatest Of All Time), top the poll. Which is all well and good, but, speaking as a professional word wrangler if not an outright smith, GOAT isn’t a word, it […]

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