Thursday, 19 March 2009

Going forward sometime soon

Why oh why are we plagued by such meaningless terms? And are more being inflicted on us today than ever before? It certainly feels that way. Perhaps I'm just being pedantic and overly sensitive. But no, I don't think so.

We seem to have this desperate need to create superfluous words in an attempt to make ourselves sound more serious, more mature, more corporate. But the stark reality is that we all sound a great deal more stupid as a result.

I remember an old English teacher bemoaning the use of the term, 'at this moment in time'. Why, he asked couldn't we suffice with the one word 'now'?

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