Want to be a more effective communicator? Refrain from using these “Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness” as compiled by Lake Superior State University. Keep in mind the context and not just the words themselves.
break the internet
conversation – when used instead of argument
giving me life
presser – instead of press conference
price point – “price” works fine
so – don’t start a sentence with it
stakeholder – not everyone is a stakeholder
walk it back
If you’d like to suggest a word to banish, LSSU welcomes online submissions.
Glenn Gillen, APR, S&A Communications