For the past several years I have written about words that should be eliminated from one’s vocabulary due to misuse and/or overuse.
As my first post of the new year, I am sharing excerpts from an article which was posted on Twitter written by Kathy and Ross Petras, and published on Make it.
My opinion: Being in the design business, I have been referring to people who use appliances, generically as “end-users,” but have decided to eliminate that description from now on.
“Granular – this word first made a major blip on the radar at the beginning of the pandemic. People talked about examining data on the granular level, looking at the smallest bits of information to make important decisions.
That’s legit, but it’s being used so often now that we seem to be avoiding a simpler word: “Detailed.”
My Opinion: I have noticed that people will hang on to certain words and apply them to every situation, some of which don’t make any sense. Organic, narrative and pause are now the current buzzwords being overused typically by the media.
Do you agree or disagree? Comment below.
I’ll add to the terms, above, which must be extracted from one’s vocabulary:
>> fit-the-narrative, narrative-forming, narrative-evolving or ANYthing with narrative contained in it
>> getting-your-ducks-in-a -row
>> paradigm shift
>> “that is, like, SO, _____________________ (fill-in the blank – great/super/cool/wicked)”
Add vague terms to the “remove” list : try/I’ll try, maybe, should, can’t, if, soon, but, later, honestly, just, sorry, hopefully,
I have low expectations that vocabularies will, positively, improve. I’d like to experience a real ‘game-changer’…