Posts Tagged "language"

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Words Old and New

Language is fluid. It evolves and morphs over time, like it or not. Those of us working alongside millennials don’t want to sound like an old fart. I’m not suggesting we adopt the millennial phraseology – egad no – but... Continue reading

Brandt’s Randt – It’s About Words

I’ve said it before. Language evolves. It usually evolves because mistakes get accepted.  But there are two standouts right now that really bug me. And so I randt!  Continue reading


For the fifth straight year, “whatever” has been selected as the most annoying word. Pollsters at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, conduct this research every year. I don’t, like, know how like isn’t, like, on top but it’s second-most annoying.... Continue reading

Verbal Crutches

Lots of people have them.  In radio they’re particularly irritating.  There’s a news anchor (and there have been others) who starts every story with a “well”.  But it comes out: wool. It gets so you brace yourself for it.  And... Continue reading

Easy Queasy

I’m one of those people who can get turned off their food depending on the turn the conversation takes. Continue reading