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Old 04-08-2012, 09:05 PM   #61
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The word I dislike most is the barbarous neologism "proactive." It seems to have been coined by analogy with "reactive." We can get along very well without it.

My first runner-up is "closure." This annoying bit of psychobabble has infected ordinary speech so that I now turn on the radio and hear about "road closures."

I also dislike the pathetic euphemism "pass away." We are all going to die. We can't change that by refusing to use the verb. Grow up!

I conclude with an illustration of verbal garbage we can do without:

O.J. Simpson needed closure so he took proactive measures to cause his ex-wife to pass away.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:02 AM   #62
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I'm with you on both proactive and closure . Pass away I can live with, but it is a euphemism. I mentioned proactive earlier, and I'm jealous that closure wasn't on my list. How does someone find closure when a loved one dies? You don't. You learn to get on with your life. The pain grows less intense with time, but there never comes a time when you don't find yourself wishing you could be with them and talk with them again.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:22 PM   #63
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"Talaq" an Arabian name for divorce is used quite liberally. Not in favor of women.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:31 PM   #64
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Never been quite sure about 'indifference'... I guess I could take it or leave it.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:13 PM   #65
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politically correct (politically is bad enough alone.. correct is just the icing on the cake).
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