Trendy expressions run out of gas


We in the journalism business love to anguish over words.

Are they accurate, informative, credible, descriptive?

Do they tell a story, and do they convey the intended meaning of the writer?

Words change over time.

Shakespeare’s English seems far more stilted than what we see today. (“Wherefore art thou?”) Even in the centuries that followed, the language remained flowery and formal.

In today’s world many of the latest words and expressions gain traction only because of widespread ...

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