Lake Superior State University has published its 2008 List of Banished Words, which includes "wordsmith" "webinar," and "waterboarding"--and that's just the W's. Some phrases make the list, too, including one I've been guilty of using recently: "it is what it is." As one contributor to the list notes:
It means absolutely nothing and is mostly a cop out or a way to avoid answering a question in a way that might require genuine thought or insight.And here I just thought it was the present-tense version of que sera sera. But whatever.*
*From the 1997 LSSU Banished Words list.