Sunday, September 12, 2004

Overused Word of the Decade

Overused word of the decade: terror* (terrorism, terrorize, terrorist, etc). True, there have been terrible acts of terror. But, people and the media are overusing this word to apply to everything that invokes feelings/responses these days. You don't have to be from the Middle East, in the military, a friend of Ted Kaczynsky (whatever the spelling is)... or be involved in politics to be a terrorist. Let's try to use acronymns and more appropriate terms to describe events and actions of lesser severity and purpose.