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"Fake news" and "covfefe" listed as words that need to stay in 2017

A Roy Moore supporter holds up this book before the election. Photo: Brynn Anderson / AP

Northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University today released its 43rd annual "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness" (via AP):

  • This year's list includes "let me ask you this," ''unpack," ''impactful," ''nothingburger," ''tons," ''dish," ''drill down," ''let that sink in," and the top vote-getter, "fake news."
  • The others are "pre-owned," ''onboarding/offboarding," ''hot water heater," ''gig economy" and the Trumpian Twitter typo "covfefe."
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