Thursday, March 22, 2007


I would like to propose a complete moratorium on the usage of "a la" and "-esque."

They drive me nuts.

While I'm at it, permanent nix also to "oh-so" and the word "gasp," especially where it is deployed in the middle of a sentence to express faux surprise.

Stop it, everyone, right now.


Blogger bgirl said...

How about "songstress?" Hello? It's just "singer," dude. Oh, and the other one I hate? When people use "hello" too much.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Gleemonex said...

Ugh, "songstress." Just as bad as "funnyman." Hello? It's "comedian," jerktard. Hellooooo.

1:35 PM  
Blogger soapy t said...

how do you feel about per se? love the rage. keep up the good work.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Gleemonex said...

"Per se" must be used judiciously, and CORRECTLY. Too many instances of misuse, and of use where something else would have sufficed perfectly well. Really, adults need to get over the inflated diction that you use when you're fourteen and feeling Very Dramatic.

11:56 AM  
Blogger SB said...

This is the first time I've read your blog, but I was just saying that I'm tired of both of those. Especially -esque.

Also, everybody keeps saying "let's not reinvent the wheel" at work. It's starting to make me ill.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Gleemonex said...

Bizspeak -- a whole other horrifyin category. My place of employment uses it instead of English. My favorite instance to date: "parking lot." As in, "I don't have the bandwidth right now -- let's parking-lot that, and loop back on it next month." REALLY. And I've heard it all.over.theplace. at this company recently.

9:43 AM  

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