Time’s Up for ‘Totes:’ New Batch of Banned Words Is Out

Each year, Lake Superior State University invites the public to nominate words and phrases that seem tired or annoying through everyday speech, news coverage and more.

  • Published 1 January 2020

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

DETROIT (AP) — Sorry, Latin teachers: Quid pro quo has got to go. The centuries-old Latin phrase, which means an exchange of favors, leads a Michigan university’s 45th annual “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.” Quid pro quo got new life during the impeachment of President Donald Trump. He repeatedly declared there was no “quid pro quo” with Ukraine over U.S. military aid to that country and… Read at AP News