Words That Don’t Need to Exist

August 28th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized

First up: eponymous. I don’t know why anyone ever uses this word. It’s almost always redundant, and/or the information it is conveying is self-evident. I don’t know, it just sounds like you’re trying too hard. Let it go. Put it away. Forget this word.

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  1. 4 Responses to “Words That Don’t Need to Exist”

  2. By Vivian on Aug 29, 2016

    “Arguably” is a word I never use. It seems to be employed only by people who don’t want to commit to an opinion, and as I’m not getting any younger I prefer to be around people and writers who take a stand.

    “Problematic”. This is a word that was invented by the Pentagon, as a fancy way of putting a distance between the responsibility of the speaker/writer to address the really of a problem and something that is straight up a PROBLEM.

    But yeah, let’s start by outlawing “eponymous”.

  3. By Stacy Horn on Aug 30, 2016

    OH. Is that really true about problematic?? It does sound made-up now that you mention it (but used so much it sounds like a real word now).

  4. By Citizen Reader on Aug 31, 2016

    Ugh. Even our language has been “collateral damage” for the Pentagon? Brother.

    All I know about “Eponymous” is that it is the title of an REM album of their greatest hits. I remember being completely confused by the word, even after I looked it up (wanting to know what that title meant). I’m totally down with getting rid of it.

  5. By Stacy Horn on Aug 31, 2016

    That’s funny though, naming their album Eponymous.

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