Huge Ackman, on 18 June 2018 - 11:30 AM, said:
My very most hated language trend these days is the creation of new meaning for existing words through their mis-use. At the top of the list for me is "impact" but there are many more. Do any of you feel the same way? Add to the list if you like...Or correct me if you think I'm wrong...
Now, I realize that I may be wrong about this, at least if/when the very most recent dictionary is released. These often mis-used words may simply get recognized for their incorrect usage so my old-school interpretation of their meaning may be obsolete. However, they'll always get my dander up when mis-used according to my education...
One more that is often mis-used, in my opinion, is "grow" when it refers to an inanimate thing, like a business. You can't "....grow your business." You may ".... help your business to grow.:
That is all...
“Impact” sounds a bit awkward as a verb (imho) but it can be one for sure.
“Amazeballs” sounds dumb as hell as someone I think already mentioned.
Additionally, the way “skill set” is overused by sports announcers/analysts is as annoying to me as valley girl lingo was in the 80s.
Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 19 June 2018 - 04:31 AM.