Tag Archives: trendy words

Thought Leaders and Thought Followers

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever I was a recent Web conference associated with my day job, and I was extremely fortunate to attend during a year when there were so many thought leaders floating … Continue reading

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Annoying Work Words

It’s been my experience that executives have been more responsible for annoying, trendy language at work than the rest of us, but a recent survey of executives has revealed their top language pet peeves. One of the most annoying is … Continue reading

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Mantuary

The good news is that I might have been too harsh on one of the terms that I’ve made reference to in the past–man cave. Sure, it’s annoying, trendy, and sexist with a seventh-grade maturity level, but at least it’s … 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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Pre-Prepare to Not Like This Word

I recently heard the word pre-prepared, and not being a word historian, I don’t know whether this is an old word that’s being used again or a new word needed to meet the demands of our fast-paced society. (Please note … 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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Insightful Political Analysis

An MSNBC political pundit must have heard about my unadvertised use one amorphous cliche from my book, get the second free special since he gave this insightful analysis of the extended Democratic nomination process last night using two entries from the … Continue reading

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