In just about any language (but more so in English than just about any other tongue), cute or quirky words or expressions come and go. Some gain currency for longer – some even become permanent fixtures in our lexicon. However, most stick around only about as long as parachute pants or the Macarena.
This brings us to a recent missive on so-called “biz-speak,” and the need to jettison from your writing and speaking everything (or nearly so) on this list. It also raises the following point, submitted for your consideration: No one expects you write or speak with Shakespearean wit and eloquence, but, really, don’t you owe it to yourself to express yourself in your own words, with your own style?