In his Life in Hell strip, Matt Groening used to occasionally give us lists of trendy words and phrases which really, really needed to be banned i.e., you go girl, do the math, things like that. Well, this is a dead horse I’ve thrashed many times already, but the tiny world of the blogs has a disproportionate number of these. For instance:
Fisking I hope any left/liberal blogger who uses this one understands that by doing so, you are reinforcing its underlying message which is, essentially, that left/liberal types are idiots. It’s a handy word, I understand how it can creep into your vocabulary, but we…must…resist…must not…give in…
In the classic words of the heroes of Galaxy Quest: never give up, never surrender.
Second on my list: money quote. What can I say? That one’s just, well, icky.
Update: how about the word ‘blog’ itself? Sounds like a slang term for vomiting. I had way too much to drink, and man, I was up blogging all night.