Tag Archives: trendy language

Managing Expectations

Managing expectations is one of the business terms that is effectively a trendy way of saying something in an indirect manner. I thought of the term today when the general manager the team with the longest consecutive streak of losing … Continue reading

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Buzzword Bingo

We talk quite a bit here about inflated, trendy language (also a popular topic in Literally, the Best Language Book Ever), but dailywritingtips.com has suggested 24 popular buzzwords that can be turned into a game of buzzword bingo. The idea … Continue reading

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Talk Offline

As I mentioned in Literally, the Best Language Book Ever, it’s not surprising that many language trends begin at work since we spend so much time there. Talking offline is certainly one of those trendy phrases–one that started several years … Continue reading

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Larry King on Language

When I was doing a recent google search for trendy language (is that really that much more difficult than saying when I recently googled trendy language?), I came across some Larry King commentary on the topic. His comments, found at … Continue reading

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Look Mom, Hands Free

One of the terms that I wrote about in Literally, the Best Language Book Ever was our use of -friendly. We use the same construction, pairing a word with -friendly, in ways that are inconsistent, which leads to understandable confusion. … Continue reading

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Media Room

It’s 2008, and any person who doesn’t have a media room in his house is so 2003.     What I don’t understand is why so many people have the need for a room devoted to the media, which, of … Continue reading

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Man cave

I know that it’s hard to believe, but even though I’m a man, I don’t require a separate room for my male friends and me to watch sports, watch action movies, drink beer, play poker, hang deer heads, and play pool, with a … Continue reading

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