Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Words that drive me nuts


Our society is preoccupied with food.  The concept of loving food is disturbs me.  "I love food!" he says. Can you be more specific?  Are your referring to tacos? ham? pickles?  Or they ask  "Do you love lunch?" Well, it depends on what is being served.


The food advertising industry is overly fixated on "taste".  They push "taste".  They focus on "taste"  Everything seems to be about "taste".  Eating is far more than just the taste; there's smell, texture, fat content, health content, visual, etc.....  And when waitresses start asking me "How does your food taste?"  Do they not care how it smells? Better would be to ask "How is your roast?  Or how is the steak?  etc....


Gone are "What would you like for breakfast?"  and  "What would you like for lunch?" and "What would you like for dinner?"   In is "What would you like to eat?"  Class is gone.


This word is so far overused in our society it's sad.  Some people use this word in every sentence they speak.  It's filler.  It's padding.  It's like "Um".

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