‘Twerking,’ ‘selfie’ among Mich. college’s banished words

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 10: Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for MTV)

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Miley Cyrus assumes the position to twerk during the MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Amsterdam in November. Good thing the Lake Superior University ban is on the use of the word and not on demonstrating it.

At the risk of running afoul of the word police, Miley Cyrus better not take a selfie of herself twerking.

In its annual list of banned words, a Michigan college has put “selfie” — smartphone photos people take of themselves and post on social media — at the top.

'Selfie' is the second-most offending word on the Michigan college's list. Here, Miley Cyrus defines the word.

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‘Selfie’ is the second-most offending word on the Michigan college’s list. Here, Miley Cyrus defines the word.

Coming in second on the Lake Superior University 2014 List of Banished Words was “twerking,” the dirty dance moves made infamous by Miley Cyrus in August at the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn.

Among the other 13 unwanted words: “T-bone” for car crashes and “hashtag.”

Surely Lake Superior University can forgive Pope Francis' sin of selfie-ism?

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Surely Lake Superior University can forgive Pope Francis’ sin of selfie-ism?

Speaking of Twitter, “twittersphere” is also out.

Possible 2016 presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, poses for a selfie with daughter Chelsea. Hopefully the Michigan university will enforce its ban on the word in bipartisan fashion.

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Possible 2016 presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, poses for a selfie with daughter Chelsea. Hopefully the Michigan university will enforce its ban on the word in bipartisan fashion.


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