‘Twerk’ Is Officially the Word You Want Banished in 2014

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The results from our annual word banishment poll are in, and it's official: nobody wants to hear the word 'twerk' ever again.

Don't let the door hit your prominent behind on the way out.


Here are the runners-up:

In second place is hashtag at 13%. We made it clear that this is a vote for the word, not the symbol, particularly when used to faux-label live, face-to-face conversation.

In third place is selfie at 8%. Selfie was much buzzed about as Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year, a choice that led to some what-is-society-coming-to criticism.

In fourth place is swagger at over 7%. An early favorite going into the poll, the worn-out term describing coolness just didn’t have the votes for proper banishment. Epic fail, presh, lolz and awesome sauce all won between 6% and 7% of the vote.


Read more: What Is Twerking? Twerk Is the Worst Word of 2013 | TIME.com http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/12/11/twe ... z2naVxIjW4

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