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Not surprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic is featured prominently on Lake Superior State University’s annual ‘tongue-in-cheek’ list of banned words and phrases.

Seven of the 10 words and phrases on the banned list this year are pandemic related.

No surprise “COVID-19” tops the list. Many people who submitted nominations were tired of phrases like:

“We’re all in this together"
"In an abundance of caution”

“In these uncertain times”