Warning: If you experience nausea, dizziness, diarrhea or sudden buildup of ear wax, you may be suffering from a fatal reaction caused by the blog. Technorati reports that this blog already caused more than 100 reactions:
OK, you got the point. Technorati used to call them, very appropriately, “links.” Now they are “reactions.” It bothers me when people use obscure terms to represent something very simple. They are either trying to make it easy for laypeople to understand or be politically correct. In most cases it ends up confusing us.
Since we are on the topic of obscure expressions, here are some more examples:
- “Contact your health care professional“: Means “see your doctor” but why use one word when three are sufficient!
- “A store associate will help you”: Basically a salesperson but calling him an “associate” makes him sound less sleazy.
- Single Family Dwelling: Sounds like some kind of haunted house. It simply means “house”.
- Administrative assistant: Means “secretary” and I don’t know why “assistant” is less offensive than “secretary”
- There will be work force actions: You will be searching for a job soon
- Concession stand: Means the popcorn and soda stand outside a movie theater. They make it sound like they are selling food at dirt cheap prices, calling it “concession,” when in fact soda and popcorn cost more than a month’s salary.
- Senior Citizens: Old people. It’s funny to note that a lot of these senior citizens are not citizens
- “I need to freshen up“: Women don’t pee. They freshen up.
- In-flight refreshments: Peanuts and half a can of soda.
- “They consummated their relationship”: A delicate way of saying they jumped in the bed and did it until the bed broke.
- “Oh, she is just an Adult Entertainer, honey”: Whichever way you call a “stripper”, you are screwed after this.