Overused and Misused Buzz Words
I've been thinking lately about buzz words and the media saturation of them. While nothing new, it does go through cycles and as technology develops, the amount of usage increases.
I remember a while back we were talking about "literally," and how it's overused and often misused, and that got me thinking about buzz words that irk me now, and that are oft misused.
The one that immediately comes to mind is "epic." It's a word that's been over-saturated for many years now and has really lost its proper meaning. Something that's epic is supposed to be, so truly grand of scale and unique that it's in a league of it's own. Like an ocean, an ocean is epic both in physical size and in concept. That burrito you ate the other day, is not epic. It might have been great, but not epic.
"Epic" is used so often now by marketing companies, that the second I hear something is "epic" I immediately assume it's going to be okay at best and mediocre to poor at worst. That's not epic at all.
"Awesome" is another one that's log since watered down it's original meaning. It's something that's supposed to inspire awe in the viewer, listener, beholder, but "awesome" today is very watered down.
What're your thoughts, and are there any buzzwords that really irritate you?