There’s a meme going around about unpopular words, or words that need to be banned (other than things like “Diversity” and “Evidence-based.”)
Most people can agree on banishing “moist” from our shared vocabulary, but there is another one perhaps more offensive to me:
It’s an innocent enough word, and it hasn’t always bothered me. But as I have gotten older, I have a little less time for bullshit.
If you have bad news for me, give it to me straight up, no chaser. No fluff, and no five-syllable preface, either. “Un-for-tu-nate-ly.” Are you just trying to waste my time here?
How about you?
2 thoughts on “Since We’re Banning Words…”
Unfortunately, I use “unfortunately” a lot. It’s easy to include in business writing.
Two words that I think have lost their meaning from over-use these days: authentic & genuine.
Business writing is different; you get a pass for that. I expect to see it in a business context. It’s the personal one I don’t like.