03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

2005’s Most Irritating Words And Phrases: “Hunker Down,” “Up-Or-Down Vote”…

DETROIT (Jan. 1) - No up-or-down vote necessary: Everyone from persons of interest to first-time callers will agree that 2005 offered more than its share of irritating words and phrases.

Lake Superior State University on Saturday released its 2006 "List of Words and Phrases Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness." But please, don't call it "breaking news."

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