Writer’s Block: Are you incentivized?

Today, I’ll select “literally,” as in “That was so funny, I literally peed my pants.” Trust me, the number of people who need to change clothes is not the same as the number of people who say that.

My second choice is “at the end of the day,” even though it’s in the question itself. It’s just so overused in so many contexts and not very effective in the first place.

But seriously, I could probably post a feature in my LJ where I select a cringeworthy buzzword or phrase every day, and not run out of subjects. I might run out of interested readers, though.

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About songdogmi

I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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3 Responses to Writer’s Block: Are you incentivized?

  1. “At the end of the day.” Ick, bleh. Overused like woah. I first heard the phrase years ago on RTÉ. Some guy called up and said it in practically every sentence. At first I thought that it was just an Irish colloquialism, but then I started hearing it all the time.

    I hate “proactive” with the force of several universes. Also “closure”. Urgh.

    • songdogmi says:

      “Proactive” sounds like the kind of word invented by someone who wanted to sound intelligent but had neglected to learn enough vocabulary. However, I am embarassed to admit that (1) I’ve used it and (2) at the moment I can’t remember what wording is better. See, I have no qualification to do this whatsoever. Or maybe I just need more caffeine. Anyway, I’m sure there’s something and I will slap my head when I remember or hear it.

      “Closure” is something most doors should have, especially when it’s cold outside.

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