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   If I read another sentence using the word "crafted” to describe cupcakes or careers or wedding vows or anything that is not made by the skilled hands of a craftsman, I swear I am going to "craft" an "artisan" club and brain the writer. And, yes, it "actually" will be “literally” "stunning" and "awesome", and the hack will be “epically owned”, and everybody will "be like", “Dude, he 'nailed it'!"

   People, English is a beautiful language with one of the world's largest vocabularies--over 250,000 distinct words by some estimates--and yet many writers and speakers of the language today have an atrocious habit of describing the world around them with the most trite, banal, and clichéd words and phrases. 

   Stop it.



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Reader Comments (2)

Nailed it bro. Lol.
October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSam Goth
But seriously, you are right.

Market-speak is for morons. I still don't accept "network" as a verb.

It is tough proposition though to ask those whose livelihoods depend on communication
(verbal, written, visual etc.) not to use tropes. It's something of a trap built into all media.

I guess it comes down to whether we see at least some effort being put into offered experiences and thoughts.

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSam Goth

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