We all know how irritating it can be when politicians come up with a bunch of words that mean nothing.
I should know, because I was one of those people that wrote lengthy releases that said nothing for a while.
But are Academics worse?
Because I think there may be a case given how certain people write these days.
How about that first one?
“Upright striding vertical bipedality on horizontal terrestrial substrates”. Instead of walking on the street?
This horror has even made it into the footy to my eternal horror.
AFL, NRL, diveball…. sorry, soccer…. All sports now have to deal with this new thing called syndesmosis.
Whatever happened to just calling it a high ankle sprain?!
Why do I need a PhD to find out why my favourite player is limping?
And what the hell is a quadricep contusion?
Just call it a corked thigh!
We all know what that means!
We’ve all tried the joke about correcting someone for masticating too much just so we can sound dirty, but we weren’t trying to show off our egghead nature were we?
If you were, we can no longer be friends…
So I want you to have your say on this one.
What’s the worst use of excess words you have ever come across?