‘Selfie’ Is 2013′s Most Overused Word. Please Stop.

By Jeanette Torres

Dec 31, 2013 7:46am
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Orlando Bloom, left, seen in this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo taking a "selfie" with his son Flynn, right, rapper Big Freedia twerks during an event in Herald Square on Sept. 25, 2013. Mario Magnani/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images | Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

Are you tired of hearing people talk about twerking and posting selfies riddled with hashtags on the Twittersphere? You’re not alone.

Lake Superior State University has released its 39th annual “List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness,” and this year, “selfie” takes the crown.  “Twerk/twerking,” “hashtag” and “Twittersphere” follow closely behind.

The list was compiled from nominations sent to the university — mostly through LSSU’s website — throughout the year.

Other words that made the cut this year include “mister mom,” “Obamacare,” and words that end in “-ageddon” and “-pocalypse.”

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