Working in tech companies, I've often wondered how we came to talk like this (image : Vulture)
I shrugged and thought hmmm, they make it sound like you know what you're talking about when you don't have something specific to say.
Where it really gets me is in insanely important fields, like nutrition and climate change, and we hear a barrage of terms like carbs. It's a rare person who has a clear idea of what that word stands for. I sometimes wonder if words like that are chosen to confuse.
It seems like in the most basic of sciences, which should be the clearest, have the most ill-define phrases. Vaccine injury. Carbon footprint.
Do you have phrases that make you crazy or is it just me? I know Shewmaker does. 🙂 Also, stock photos where everyone has a fake smile!