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"Man Cave," "I know, right?" -- Word Banishment nominations close soon




1981: A student tackles English at Marcus Garvey Elementary, an alternative school in South Central Los Angeles.
1981: A student tackles English at Marcus Garvey Elementary, an alternative school in South Central Los Angeles.
Chris Gulker, LA Public Library/Herald-Examiner Collection

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Every year, Lake Superior State University in Soo MI banishes words and phrases from the English language. Stuff like "de-plane" (1981), "dawg" (2006), "giving 110%" (1998), and "bottom line" (1979 and 1992). This year, LSSU's Tom Pink told KPCC's John Rabe, the nominations include "not gonna lie;" "I know, right?;" "game-changer;" "flash mob;" "Californicate," and "man cave." But there's still room for more, from you. Deadline: Dec 15.