'Fiscal cliff' tops list of words people want banned in 2012

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The AP reviews this year’s additions to the “List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness” and finds “fiscal cliff” received the most nominations.

The nonbinding, tongue-in-cheek decree released Monday by northern Michigan’s Lake Superior State University is based on nominations submitted from the United States, Canada and beyond.

“You can’t turn on the news without hearing (fiscal cliff),” said Christopher Loiselle, of Midland, Michigan, in his submission. “I’m equally worried about the River of Debt and Mountain of Despair.”

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