After a post from Rick Warren the other day about “authenticity” I Tweeted him that I wonder if we should retire the word “authentic” from our vocabulary. Then, after a second thought, I wondered how many words we need to retire from our blog posts, articles, sermons, lectures, conversations, and more. Even phrases like “I need to wrap my head around this” have hit retirement age. At any rate, when I asked the question about what other words should be dropped, I got a flood of responses on Twitter. Here’s a few my brilliant followers suggested:
Epic, as in “epic generation”
…and a few more.
It’s not that these are bad words, but when we overuse a word, it starts to lose it’s meaning. Keep on the alert. Let’s sharpen the language by using the right word, instead of the popular word.
Any other suggestions?