SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Minnesota — Are you getting tired of hearing these words or phrases?
- wait, what?
- no worries
- at the end of the day
- that being said
- asking for a friend
- circle back
- deep dive
- new normal
- you're on mute
- supply chain
Apparently everybody else is, too.
These phrases made the annual banished words list compiled by Lake Superior State University.
The school generates a list every year marking the ten most overused phrases.
Particular scorn was reserved for the phrase "wait what," which came in at the top of the list.
The judges said it is "disingenuous" and "deflective."