kfw

Top Ten Irritating Phrases

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The phrse -- or rather, word -- that's been getting on my nerves lately when I hear it on cable television news shows is "optics," as in, "What matters here are the optics." What's wrong with "stagecraft" or "photo op" or "appearance"? I wouldn't mind so much if the offenders weren't plenty well-educated enough to know the meaning of the word they're misusing.

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kfw, I don't think I've heard this phrase. Are they also using it to replace what we might have called, a while ago, "visuals"?

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kfw, I don't think I've heard this phrase. Are they also using it to replace what we might have called, a while ago, "visuals"?

Yes, it seems so.

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A new buzzword: "smart power." I get it, but kinda icky.

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"pleaded" for the past tense of "plead".

That color will just make this room POP! (from interior decorating shows).

as well as:

That color will give it a comfy feel (whatever happened to comfy feelings?).

sigh.

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