In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “No, Thank You.”
If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?
The ‘F word is such a useful word. The most powerful expletive in the English language, it is enormously adaptable: noun, adjective, adverb, verb, it will do them all. Do I use it – of course, sometimes no other word will do. But I want to ban it.
Ban it that is from general usage as the question asks. The curse of inflation applies to curse words too, used too often it loses its value. It’s in danger of becoming just another word. And that would be a waste of an inordinately useful word.