My dad hated certain words. Process was one of them. He used to cringe hearing the phrase, in the process of… He pointed out buzzwords to me, and now, I’m recognizing many of my own.
“Boy, he has a winsome personality.”
“That’s just not in my wheelhouse.”
“Thank you for reaching out to us.”
Those are just a few that bug me. I won’t even go into modern-day slang. Don’t get me started down that path!
I don’t know why these grate on my nerves. Probably because they are overused,
Okay, I know why reaching out particularly gets to me. It’s the disarming approach I receive when I complain to a corporation. I’m not reaching out…I’m letting you know I’m not happy. And for you to come back and thank me for reaching out makes me want to kick you. (Not you, per se, but the corporation or body to whom I’m complaining.)
What buzzwords irk you?
Award-winning sci-fi author * Christ follower, wife, and mom * broadcast content producer. And yes, I am a real duchess. http://amzn.to/2eLTlH3