Resist the urge to say you will "wordsmith" your list of New Year's resolutions rather than write one. And do not utter, "It is what it is" when you fail to meet your first goal. Those are two of the 19 words or phrases that appear in Lake Superior State University's annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness. The school in Michigan's Upper Peninsula released its 33rd list Monday, selecting from about 2,000 nominations. Among this year's picks are "surge," the term for the troop buildup in Iraq. "Give me the old days, when it referenced storms and electrical power," Michael Raczko of Swanton, Ohio, said in nominating the word. The list also included "waterboarding," "perfect storm," "under the bus" and "organic." Also: "It is what it is," which Jeffrey Skrenes of St. Paul, Minnesota, said "accomplishes the dual feat of adding nothing to the conversation while also being phonetically and thematically redundant."