She feels our pain

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.
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