As we explored the city's best brunch spots for our cover story, we decided that we like the word "brunch" almost as much as the late-morning meal. If only we could say the same for other combo words. We'd like to banish each one on this list.

As we explored the city's best brunch spots for our cover story, we decided that we like the word "brunch" almost as much as the late-morning meal. If only we could say the same for other combo words. We'd like to banish each one on this list.

Brangelina

This power couple is so 2005. Can we also leave the general practice of merging celebrity names back there? #TeamJen

Tofurkey

This is giving vegetarians and vegans a bad name … literally.

Humblebrag

A brag is a brag is a brag.

Belieber

It's not too late to say sorry for adopting this label, as long as you admit that all fan group names are ridiculous. Except for the Beyhive. We repeat, we have nothing against the Beyhive…

Keytar

If we can save one guy from using this in a pick-up line, we've really made a difference.

Cronut

Don't let the simple name fool you; you are still doubling your chances of a heart attack by eating this pastry.

Chillax

You should legally be allowed to punch anyone who says this to you seriously.

Affluenza

We still refuse to believe that this is a thing.

Jorts

Filmmaker Kevin Smith could rightly be described as the Patron Saint of Jorts, a fashion nearly as regrettable as the term it spawned.

Sharknado

We want to see who cheerleads this series - the "Saw" of the sea - so we can shun them forever.

Manscaping

This absurd term has produced a whole industry of products and how-to guides, and we're mad that we didn't think of it first.

Gaydar

We should stop giving ourselves a license to stereotype others.

Edutainment

The moment we hear this in a presentation, we're tuning out.

Hangry

Servers around the world should tack on an extra 50 minutes of wait time whenever a customer uses this word.

Frenemy

This term applies to characters in "Sex and the City" and "Gossip Girl." In other words, don't use it in real life.

Rom-com

Sure, this saves time in conversation and space in print, but that doesn't make it right.

Pleather

We will reconsider if you can find a way to use this word in a serious sentence.

Sexting

I think we've had enough primetime news specials on this topic so we can safely retire this word now.