Driving us to drink

William B. Eustis suggests there’s surely a better way to say:

  • Drugs and alcohol.” — I know that this is a style
    required by some organizations. It is clearly redundant and suggests
    that alcohol is not a drug.
  • Substance abuse.” – What substance is being abused?
    Walking on my lawn could be considered “SA.”
  • Self-titled.” (As in: “Joe Blow’s new self
    – titled CDƒ”) What, the CD gave itself a name? Either use
    the title or use the perfectly useful “eponymous” and make
    ’em look it up.
  • A further note on “At this point in time.” – Not
    only is this used for “now,” it has also become a bad synonym
    for “then.”
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