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culture Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014  

Dani Porter
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List Rules Words that are used commonly in everyday, casual conversation, not corporate buzzwords or industry-related jargon.

List of the most overused words of 2013 and the most annoying slang of the year–pretty much all the words we need to stop using in 2014 are included on this list. Whether or not these words originated in 2013, they were all completely overused by the masses and should probably be retired. So what was the most used word of 2013? The worst words of 2013 are closely tied to things we love in popular culture, such as selfies and twerking. (Okay, maybe there is a love/hate relationship there.) They are words that start as a joke because they are fun to say, for example, "amazeballs," but are then taken too far.

This year, there was a strong crossover between Internet-speak and the way we talk IRL (that's "in real life," if you didn't know.) Things such as #hashtag, This., and Because... started as a way to share information online and then leaked into our everyday speech patterns. Vote on the most annoying words, 2013 edition, and add any overused words that you can't stand.  

For industry jargon, see this list of the most annoying corporate buzzwords.
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Yolo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Yolo

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536 149
Twerk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Twerk

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413 95
Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
ramennoodle4u added Justin Bieber

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439 165
Selfie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Selfie

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386 168
#Hashtag is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
#Hashtag

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349 148
Amazeballs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Amazeballs

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338 155
Totes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Totes

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315 145
Sorry Not Sorry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Pet Project added Sorry Not Sorry

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366 181
Cray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Cray

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203 70
Swag is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
ninanesbitt72601 added Swag

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288 147
kthanksbye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
kthanksbye

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259 141
Twittersphere is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Twittersphere

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273 169
Obamacare is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Obamacare

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279 180
Omg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Omg

The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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237 154
Herro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Herro

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148 79
Retarded is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
mhiler added Retarded

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134 73
Totesmagoats is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
kaav13 added Totesmagoats

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227 162
Literally is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Literally

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228 165
Hipster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Hipster

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106 61
Made It Your Own (as in Americ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
sierradanes added Made It Your Own (as in American Idol)

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162 117
Nuff Said is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Nuff Said

The Best Qualities in a Woman

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180 135
IRL is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
IRL

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198 154
Thanks Obama! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Molly Gander added Thanks Obama!

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170 130
DL (Down Low) is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
DL (Down Low)

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189 152
Because __ (insert non-grammat... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Because __ (insert non-grammatical clause ending here) i.e., Because, ice cream.

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184 149
Epic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Epic

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202 169
Fail is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Fail

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183 150
Oh, hai! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Oh, hai!

The Worst Fashion Trends in History

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191 164
Just Sayin' is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Just Sayin'

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98 70
In It to Win It is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
sierradanes added In It to Win It

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107 84
I Cant Even is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
kaav13 added I Cant Even

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155 135
This. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
This. As a comment to something you agree with, rather than just clicking "like."

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56 31
Porn This and Porn That... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
MarcMorin added Porn This and Porn That...

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36 15
The 'N' Word is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added The 'N' Word

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154 150
LOL is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
ShunkyRChugani added LOL

The 50 Funniest Chuck Norris Jokes of All Time

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87 75
Go Big or Go Home is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
sierradanes added Go Big or Go Home

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143 157
Random is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Random

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30 24
F*** My Life (fml) is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
miz_bethy added F*** My Life (fml)

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153 174
...Said No One Ever is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
...Said No One Ever

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38 39
Hack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
MarcMorin added Hack

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35 37
Fandom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
KatyLinsao added Fandom

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21 21
Yassssss is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
ZakiyaRowe added Yassssss

What's Your Phobia?

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139 177
Heyoh! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Chris Abraham added Heyoh!

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21 26
Parental Controls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
epikniss added Parental Controls

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136 179
Meh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
Meh

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9 15
Tho is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Tho No for real tho.

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17 26
Ya Think? is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
ifurnotaboveme added Ya Think?

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25 41
Geez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
HughJhazz added Geez

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8 18
Organic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
voodoolady53 added Organic

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88 130
-infused is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Words We Need to Stop Using in 2014
-infused