Concepts or positions are not packed, so they don’t need to be unpacked.
Tons – Refers to an exaggerated quantity, as in tons of sunshine or tons of work. Dish – As in to dish out the latest rumor on someone.
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Post-Truth – To paraphrase the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, we are entitled to our own opinions but not to our own facts. What’s considered as such is best left to historians rather than the contemporary media. Golf greens are the closest grass comes to being manicured. Needs to return to its genesis: perfectly groomed eyebrows. Ghost – To abruptly end communication, especially on social media.Listicle – Numbered or bulleted list created primarily to generate views on the Web, LSSU’s word-banishment list excluded. Disruption – Nominators are exhausted from 2016’s disruption. Online publications invite us to “join the conversation,” which is usually more of a scream-fest. wonders if “debate has become too harsh for our delicate sensibilities. We are invited to “join the conversation if we want to give an opinion. Thanks for listening, eh.” – Debbie Irwin, Sault Ste. “A corporate-academic weasel word,” according to the Urban Dictionary.When humanity looks back on zombie buzzwords, they will see disruption bumping into other overused synonyms for change. Now we are all encouraged to have a ‘conversation,’ and everything will somewhat be magically resolved.” “Over the past five years or so, this word has been increasingly used by talking heads on radio, television and in political circles to describe every form of verbal communication known to mankind. “Somewhere along the line, this word became a trendy replacement for ‘that is a problem.’ I just hate it.” – Sharon Martin, Hagerstown, Md.Let’s go back to ‘talks about’ and leave dishes in the cupboard.Pre-owned – What is so disgraceful about owning a used car now and then? Firings, quitting, and retirements are streamlined into “offboarding.” Nothingburger – Says nothing that ‘nothing’ doesn’t already. Let that sink in – One could say shocking, profound, or important. Let me ask you this – Wholly unnecessary statement. Impactful – A frivolous word groping for something ‘effective’ or ‘influential.’ Covfefe – An impulsive typo, born into a 140-character universe, somehow missed by the autocorrect feature.