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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2020, 02:21:26 AM »
"Downplay" appeared in two headlines, one on top of the other, on The New York Times front page yesterday.

Also: "double down," which Obama used once or twice and then the media adopted it.
It's terrible writing, used to obfuscate the fact that the authors actually have nothing to say.

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2020, 02:31:14 AM »
“Reveal,” used as a noun.

Also, “bucket list.”

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2020, 04:10:25 AM »
"Ask" as a noun. To my ears it sounds either supremely lazy or that the person has neurological problems with word retrieval and is grabbing the next best thing.

What's wrong with the word "request"?

It really is a big ask to get me to accept this.


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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2020, 06:43:42 AM »
"on brand," stan, simp, "the gram."

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2020, 06:44:49 AM »
"Virtue signalling."

When I hear this term, I think of a delightful exchange between Alex and Louie on the TV series "Taxi." Louie says something to the effect that he doesn't appreciate Alex's "holier-than-thou" attitude.

Alex: "I'm sorry, Louie, but thou art so easy to be holier than."

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2020, 07:48:19 AM »
Drill down.
Deep dive.
Reach out.

That sounds almost like an effort to give advice. 

Add "FIGHT! FIGHT!  FIGHT!" and it would look like a football cheer.
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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2020, 07:49:54 AM »
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Also: "double down," which Obama used once or twice and then the media adopted it.

Is that where it got started?  Though I try to overlook overused trendy words, that particular expression has become so omnipresent it even annoys me.
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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2020, 08:00:11 AM »
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Also: "double down," which Obama used once or twice and then the media adopted it.

Is that where it got started?  Though I try to overlook overused trendy words, that particular expression has become so omnipresent it even annoys me.

It's a Blackjack term.

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2020, 08:01:58 AM »
Cancel.

Seriously, I'm sick of it. Too many people saying they are being canceled when in reality others just think they are idiots, or truly unlikeable.

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2020, 08:35:58 AM »
"reach out to" So-and-So
 
instead of the more concise

"contact" So-and-So

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2020, 08:42:53 AM »
"reach out to" So-and-So
 
instead of the more concise

"contact" So-and-So

But I need to "reach out" to people so I can "do the ask."
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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2020, 08:57:45 AM »
"reach out to" So-and-So
 
instead of the more concise

"contact" So-and-So

But I need to "reach out" to people so I can "do the ask."

Haha.  Just saw that aside listed "reach out" before my post.

I should have done a deeper dive into the discussion before sharing.  Don't want to downplay other legit contributions.  At least 2 votes to cancel reach out.

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2020, 09:08:05 AM »
Cancel.

Seriously, I'm sick of it. Too many people saying they are being canceled when in reality others just think they are idiots, or truly unlikeable.

I don't think it counts as "cancelling" until you start trying to get someone fired or removed from some position. Just saying you dislike them or think they're an idiot doesn't count.
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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2020, 09:21:14 AM »

"New normal" instead of "whatever the hell this is until we figure out what the hell we're doing"

"Grab" instead of any other more polite form of "get"

"Talk about" instead of an actual question from a reporter

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Re: Trendy Words I Do Not Like
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2020, 09:56:08 AM »
I know it's a genus.