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Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« on: September 09, 2020, 02:57:02 PM »

Reimagined

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 02:58:50 PM »
Anything ending in "-phobic" or "-ist".
It takes so little to be above average.

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 03:01:17 PM »
Solutioning and nosh, to start with.

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 03:08:23 PM »
Anything ending in "-phobic" or "-ist".

Arachnophobic? Scientist? Economist? Whist?


For my part, what springs to mind is mostly terms rather than words, strictly speaking:

Antifa
Metrics
Me too'ed
Deliverables
Cancel culture
Thought-leader
Political correctness

(As you can guess, it's misuse and co-optation that really bug me.)
« Last Edit: September 09, 2020, 03:10:37 PM by Parasaurolophus »
I know it's a genus.

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 03:47:52 PM »
What's the difference between trending words and trendy words?

Anyway, people's responses don't indicate they much care about how trendy the words are, since they just list words they don't like. (In no way is "reimagined" a trendy word. I don't know where it is trending, but nowhere I go.)

I don't like the word "trendy".

I also don't like the words "Trump" and "Zoom". They make me vomit.

According to this list, both "truth" and "progress" are trending. Welcome to the new enlightenment?
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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 03:49:40 PM »
Mercy! Where to begin?

-impacted;
-in terms of;
-like;
-Right?
-leadership;
-advocate for;
-appeal against.

It will not end for a while.
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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2020, 04:29:03 PM »
Mercy! Where to begin?

-impacted;
-in terms of;
-like;
-Right?
-leadership;
-advocate for;
-appeal against.

It will not end for a while.

Does it make a difference whether or not advocate is being used as a noun or a verb? Or do you hate that phrase universally?

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2020, 04:38:18 PM »
Mercy! Where to begin?

-impacted;
-in terms of;
-like;
-Right?
-leadership;
-advocate for;
-appeal against.

It will not end for a while.

Does it make a difference whether or not advocate is being used as a noun or a verb? Or do you hate that phrase universally?

Now, now, no need to get pissy! :-)

The for adds nothing to I advocate [world peace]. Used to be that way. Don't know when the superfluous for became common usage.
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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2020, 05:21:46 PM »
Oh, and my biggest bugaboo:

Issues!

We got issues.
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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2020, 05:55:37 PM »
legit
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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2020, 06:11:51 PM »
Drill down.
Deep dive.
Reach out.
Leverage (as a verb).

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2020, 06:21:12 PM »
Another vote for leverage as a verb. Now, lee-verage is first class!

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2020, 06:34:30 PM »
Oh, and share.

Deceased Supreme Court Justice Rehnquist, upon listening to oral argument, during which the arguer said: I'd like to share with you... , responded -- Instead of sharing with us, why don't you just tell us. :-)
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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2020, 06:40:05 PM »
Drill down.
Deep dive.
Reach out.
Leverage (as a verb).

I'm reaching out so that we can drill down and do a deep dive and leverage the granularity into something meaningless.

This garbage used to come from the military; now it comes from B-schools. It's meant to obfuscate something meaningless. It's not even wrong! :-)
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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2020, 01:19:21 AM »
tease apart

also, I second 'in terms of'.