12 Words/Expressions to Avoid

A magnifying glass on binary codes with the words ‘We’re watching you’ in focus
A magnifying glass on binary codes with the words ‘We’re watching you’ in focus

Beyond corporate-speak, popspeak is annoying. Here are 12 words that are trending and imho should not be used, yes a ban on free speech. They are in no specific order:

1. Millennials

Ok call it baby boomer bias but I think the naming of generations stopped resonating with us.

2. No Worries

Especially as a substitute for thank you, and usually said sarcastically.

3. Kale

Okay, heathy eating is good, but not everything should be kale-flavored.

4. Disruption

Don't know how this one caught on but it's annoying.

5. Innovation

Usually not accurate.

6. Team

There usually is an I in team and also usually inaccurate. Co-workers is usually more accurate.

7. Mom jeans

Not sure what this means, but I am sure it's sexist.

8. Kimchi

Much like kale it's time for this in food to be out.

9. Emoji

Should be less of these, not more. I barely understand the basic ones.

10. Pop-up

I know it's legitimate and a thing, but I am weary of this expression.

11. KPI

Tech speak that has infiltrated pop culture and should be avoided.

12. Hipster

Particularly if they are so-called millennials.

Peace, love, compassion, and blessings.