... that belong on our (increasingly comprehensive) "Never Would be Soon Enough" list:


When this is all over, certain half-dead words will need to be put out of their misery with a quick bullet to the back of the head. My candidates for a mercy verbicide: pivottankcavepushbackgravitasmessagegame-changer,challengesthe entire litany of Palinesque nounsattack dogbattleground,pork-barrelearmarkimpacting, and impactful. Other words that are too important to be executed will need to undergo a long and painful rehabilitation before they can be safely used again: changeexperiencestraighttruthlie,victorycharacterjudgmentpopulist, and élite.