Mudcat Café message #3675159 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155977   Message #3675159
Posted By: Amos
06-Nov-14 - 02:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: Buzz Words
Subject: RE: BS: Buzz Words
"Sea change" is a fine word with a very different sense to it than mere change.

My pet peever of the day is the use of "great" for anything from birdseed to coffee refills to mediocre performances of "Wagon Wheel" using a fifteen-dollar guitar that has not been tuned and a celluloid flatpick used only as a rhythm instrument. Greatness used to have a meaning in human affairs, but the soul of greatness is gone from our language.