Jennifer Bulat sent these pained sentiments along:
I’m a copy editor until I die; few I work with understand my perverse love of editing. Here are my pet peeves:
“kicked off“: Meetings no longer can begin; they
have to be “kicked off” by a rousing speech from a congressman
or some other talking head. This phrase should be confined to football.
corporate-speak seeping into the lexicon: People aren’t busy anymore;
they have “a lot on their plate.” They don’t talk,
they “have a conversation” about something or “communicate
that to” someone else. They don’t explain things to each
other; they “make sure we’re all on the same page.”Aaaarrrrrrrggggggghhhhh. Make it stop.