Lake Superior State University has once again come out with their list of the words or phrases from the year that should be banished. There's several good ones on this list. Here it is: Article: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/01/entertainment/main4695305.shtml I strongly agree with banishing maverick and bailout, as well as staycation. And so many things being described as green this year has been really annoying. I remember the word that irritated me most from 2007: surge. It was everywhere, and so often. The wall street to main street crap has been pretty obnoxious as well. What is up with "winner of five nominations"? I'm not getting the reference there. What words/phrases would you like to add to the list?