Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The words (and phrases) we love to hate
In this recent column by Professor Stanley Fish in the NYT, the author catalogs several contemporary expressions that give us fits like "Your call is important to us" (yeah, right) or "Please listen carefully as our menu options have changed" (as if I ever memorized them to begin with).
You can read plenty of other wince-worthy examples right here but the best part is scrolling through the comments left by readers who describe their own hysterical (and exasperating) favorites.
Hat tip to Doreen McKee.
I am the scholarship dude.