Time’s up for ‘totes:’ New batch of banned words is out

The U.S. Capitol building, center, and part of the Washington Monument, right, are seen at sunrise, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress ahead of votes that will leave a defining mark on his tenure at the White House. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan university is out with its 45th annual list of words or phrases that should be retired.

At the top of the list: quid pro quo. The Latin phrase got new life during the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.

The school each year invites the public to nominate words and phrases that seem tired or annoying through everyday speech, news coverage and more.

The latest list has more than a dozen, including “artisanal,” “influencer,” “living my best life” and “chirp.”

And in a baby boomer revolt, it’s apparently time to scratch “OK, boomer.”

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