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Banned words for 2015!

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- If you're planning on calling your sweetheart 'bae' in the new year...DON'T!

At least, an annual list is urging you not to. The 40th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and Uselessness includes "bae," short for baby and most commonly used as a term of endearment, along with "curated," "skill set," "takeaway" and "polar vortex." The latter refers to the frigid Arctic blast that gripped the nation last winter.

The list, released Wednesday, consists of a dozen terms compiled by northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University based on submissions received throughout the year from the public.

It joins an archive of more than 800 entries created in 1976 by a former public relations director who started with phrases that annoyed him and his friends.

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