In this new year, let’s resolve to throw out the most annoying, overused and abused words of the past year. A few of these terms, “twerking” or “stay classy,” die a natural death. Others need a push.
Many of these words originated in the food world and would have been perfectly fine had they not migrated to the general population. Some came out of mid-management office talk. What these hapless cliches have in common is this: They have been so diluted by misuse that they’ve lost their meaning.