Whenever you walk up to anyone who is from Michigan, there are certain words and phrases you should not speak out loud.

For instance, the minute you mention anything pertaining to the state of Ohio, you must say that you dislike them immediately after that.

These words and phrases get under your skin.

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Plus, the dictionary is constantly adding new words and phrases on a daily basis.

Recently, Merriam-Webster announced that their 2022 Word Of The Year is...


"In this age of misinformation - of "fake news," conspiracy theories, Twitter trolls, and deepfakes - gaslighting has emerged as a word for our time."

Words like 'gaslighting' and 'woke' get used on a consistent basis and it gets to a point where the words get super annoying.

They get used in everyday conversations and throughout the Internet in tweets, Instagram posts, and memes.

There are a few words that create that same effect in West Michigan. They bring me such pain. So as of now, they are officially banned.


Take a look at these eight words that I believe should be banned in West Michigan.

Do you agree that these words should go away and stop being used? Are there other words and/or phrases that should be added to our new banned words list?

8 Words That Should Be Banned In West Michigan

Everyone has a few words that they absolutely hate hearing. You may or may not agree with my words. But these are the 8 words that should definitely be banned in West Michigan.

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