Check out this post from the Suburban Syntax blog with some overused words.
Holidays are all about tradition, and I plan to start a new one by making a
cynical humorous annual post about overused words.
This list is based on my own opinion, and unlike the generalized lists that creep out on the internet this time of year, it is mostly targeted at “creatives”.
So without further ado, our first overused word.
- having the quality or power of creating.
- resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative:creative writing.
- originative; productive (usually followed by of).
Folks, it’s an adjective. Not a noun.
The number of times in 2018 I have heard people refer to one another and themselves as “creatives” is maddening.
I’ve been writing for a long time, and hanging out with writers and other artsy types for nearly as long. So I know we like to play with words, “expand the lexicon”, and sound all flowery and…
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