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Top Ten Overused Words on Campus in December

Seeking nominations....

December 12, 2013

An alert reader -- hi Mom! -- sent me Linkedin’s top ten most overused words.  In the spirit of customization, I’ll take a shot at applying that to college campuses in December.

1. Please!

2. finals

3. extension

4. WHAT?

5. grading

6. registration

7. complaint

8. unfair

9. tired

10. please (again)

I ruled out “coffee” on the grounds (no pun intended) that coffee, by definition, cannot be overused.

Wise and worldly readers, which words would you nominate?



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