Readers of the New Yorker have voted 'slacks' as the word which most needs to be banished from the English language. I am surprised at that, as I didn't realise anyone still said 'slacks' - I thought it was an old-fashioned word when my mother and her generation said it in the 1960s.
Other words nominated were epic, irregardless, actually, awesome and literally. Some people suggested eliminating the New Yorker's own favourite words, such as focussing and spectre. The word moist was cited by about 10% of respondents.
Here's the story.