Category Archives: Crush bad words

Crushing a Bad Word, Worn with Overuse

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Crushing a Bad Phrase At the End of the Day

  AT THE END OF THE DAY

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Today’s bad word obviously crushed by Godzilla!

Bipole III is no match for Godzilla! not Obviously, Bipole III is no match for Godzilla! If it’s obvious, saying so is either redundant or loaded with patronizing snark.  

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Today’s bad word

Jack and Jill went up the hill. NOT Both Jack and Jill went up the hill. Crushed  for redundancy. I was actually looking for a falling television to learn that close to 30 people, kids usually, die from falling televisions. Very few people of any age are killed by sharks. Or falling down hills, after […]

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TODAY’S BAD WORD

MONETIZE As in: Unlike Andy Warhol,  Van Gogh failed to monetize his artistic products in his lifetime.” See also “Art, artists and money,” posted below.

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CRUSHING TOMORROW’S BAD WORD

REDOUBLE At the lake enjoying a cold one reading Harper’s when I read “[Obama] promised to redouble foreign aid s an anti-terrorism tool”. I’ve hated this word since the 80s when, attending an AGM of the League of Poets someone brought a motion to the floor recommending the LCP “redouble its efforts” to do who […]

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CRUSHING TODAY’S BAD WORD

  comes from Willow Island today.   Imminent end to the good ship IRREGARDLESS, also speedboats.

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CRUSHING TODAY’S BAD WORDS (TWOFER)

  Even though spell check will grant you prioritize, the ghost of Anne Szumigalski won’t. She boxed my ears the first time I used it in  her company in the 1980s when I was Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, with very clear instructions; “rank is a perfectly good word. Use it.” Done my […]

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I CRUSH BAD WORDS #1

IMPACTED Unless used by a dentist with her hands in your mouth, and is extracting an impacted wisdom tooth. Like this.

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