|image from A Cup of Jo|
According to Joanna Goddard, author of the amazing blog A Cup of Jo, when Kurt Anderson became the editor of New York Magazine, he posted a list of forbidden words. Recently our friend Abby Pratt, author of the awesome blog Little Stories, posted a list of words that she disliked. All this talk about condemned words made me start to wonder; are there any words I tend to avoid when writing? Yes.
tragedy (mostly because it's overused and in the wrong context)
passion (also because it tends to be overused)
babe (in both referencing to a baby and to a significant other)
EVOO (this isn't a word; it's an anacronym)
Are there any words that make you cringe whenever somebody uses them? I'd love to know!