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LOOK! updated

“Look” Updated.   It’s spreading so fast!   IT’S A MEME! NO, IT’S A VIRUS!  Officious and Arrogant combined.  

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LOOK

“Look”  I am picking up an increasing  use of this intro word when people are answering a question, especially finance types.  “Look . . . “ followed by answer. Imperative and arrogant. Call me paranoiac, curmudgeon, misanthrope, or all three,...

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PHONY BEDHEAD

What about Boris Johnsons’ fake hairdo?  

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Luminous? Not really…

Everyone, everything— in movie and music reviews especially— is suddenly “luminous.”  But so much light gets to be blinding, so that we lose our sense of direction—and critical judgment.  

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Stranglehold?

How is it that we have allowed two off-the-grid states to have such an outsize, wholly unjustified influence on our electoral politics?  This is one where the  media really has led  us astray.

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Had to Know Now

A gentleman I know committed suicide today.    He said he just couldn’t stand the suspense any longer.  

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Word of the Year? aka Existential Revisited Pt 2

Word Of The Year! Well, no sooner than i post the previous one, I see on my building's "elevator news" that Dictionary.com has chosen "existential" as its Word Of The Year for 2019!  Say no more.  I will be trying...

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Existential. I said it before…

Why do I have to say it again?  In a previous post, I already had to gag about this word: Everyone’s using it now along with the word “threat,” i.e. Existential Threat, a threat to the existence of something or...

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Doesn’t make me gag any less…

Gag. Reiterate. Fancy-sounding word for ""Repeat."

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Trick or Treat?

Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage.  Our birthright is a vibrant cityscape that we seem to be doing everything possible to decimate. More broadly and devastatingly, with Walmart (devastation to rural and semi-rural small retail businesses, gutting fragile...

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