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English is a simple language, but that hasn't stopped us from using it stupidly at times. We love to misaproproate common words and add a vapid layer of subtext and irony to every conversation. Sorry, not sorry. The editors at Time Out Chicago have picked through the hundreds of creative cliches you've introduced to our lexicon and selected the best (or worst) word choices of 2016. We've already retired "Netflix and chill," but we've uncovered many othr low-key words and phrases to get you turnt up (did we use that correctly?) to our ever-evolving language.
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