“Break the Internet” And 12 Other Terms Banished In 2016

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Sick of manspreaders? Tired of every viral photo claiming to break the Internet? What about TV sports commentators praising athletes’ “physicality?” You’re not alone. Thanks to a college in Michigan, we’re having a national “conversation” about it.

Every year since 1975, Lake Superior State University accepts nominations from all over the world, and has once has released of list of words that should be banned from the English language for “misuse, overuse or general uselessness.”

What follows are the words that drove people up the wall in 2015, along with our our official Pop Lyft Honorable Mentions: