To me, language is about choices. I choose not to use buzzwords. I choose to write and speak in relatively straightforward manners.
I just don’t read the work writers who routinely use five- and six-line sentences. Short sentences are godsends, especially after longer ones. They give people time to digest your profundity.
You’ll never see or hear me use partner or transition as verbs. Same with the inverse.
And I absolutely loathe made-up nouns like the value-add, take–away, deliverable, and learning. I’m not for censorship, but these are nothing short of atrocities.
Each one feels like stepping on a rake.
Yes, language evolves. To tweet is entirely legitimate. Sounding smarter isn’t rocket science. Start with writing and speaking simply.
What say you?