Just when you thought you were getting the hang of 21st century lingo, viral, epic, and fail topped the list of 14 words banished by Lake Superior State University.
“Viral,” often used to describe the rapid spreading of videos or other content over the Internet, leads the list for 2011. Runners-up included “epic” and “fail,” often twinned to describe a blunder of monumental proportions.
What else? “Wow factor,” “BFF,” and the use of Facebook and Google as verbs.