Take Five

This is the time of year when self-appointed pundits of various stripes and persuasions issue their ‘Top Ten’ lists for the previous year.  Lunghu isn’t half that ambitious, so he will content himself with a ‘Top Five’ list:  adjectives he’d like to see excised from media discourse during the year 2012.   There’s no need to explain why these words should not appear in print or cyberfont –if the reason isn’t self-evident, you shouldn’t be reading this blog anyway.  As a well-known Japanese novelist has recently written, “If you can’t understand it without an explanation, you can’t understand it with an explanation.

Here goes –the Top Five adjectives world media can and should do without:

  • stricken
  • embattled
  • chilling (usage as a verb in a music industry context still permitted)
  • restive
  • troubled




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