WORDS THAT ARE USED WAY TOO OFTEN TO MEAN SOMETHING THEY DON'T MEAN
- •RapeBeing over charged, sold something you didn't want, or humped by a dog do not meet the criteria of "rape". Find another word.
- •DraconianIs Facebook the government? Do they cut your hands off when you chew gum? No? Then their stupid policy isn't "draconian".
- •FinallyIn particular as it relates to headlines about Apple, Inc. "Apple finally adds cold fusion reactor to iPhone." "Apple finally solves world hunger". "Apple finally transforms 💩 into sherbet." I do not think that word means what you think it means.
- •CensorshipJust because when you say terrible things people hate you for it doesn't mean you're being censored. If the government shuts you up it is censorship. If the aggregate social pressure of all sane and polite people in the world shut you up, you're just a jerk.
- •EpicEpic (adj) Heroic, grand in scale. Except for that one time my wife stopped a suicidal guy from jumping off a bridge by literally pulling him from the precipice, then talked him into calling for help, I'm not personally aware of any "epic" nights that have been had.
- •TaxPrice premium for a particular brand? Not a tax. Retailer markup? Not a tax. Parents demand a little bit of your Halloween candy? Ok that's kind of a tax.
- •LiterallySuggested by @kate