... 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: pivot, tank, cave, pushback, gravitas, message, game-changer,challenges, the entire litany of Palinesque nouns, attack dog, battleground,pork-barrel, earmark, impacting, 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: change, experience, straight, truth, lie,victory, character, judgment, populist, and élite.
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