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Saturday, August 07, 2021

This may be wholly localized to New York, but lately I’ve noticed a lot more people overusing the word “annoying” in their everyday parlance.

It started with my brother. Then it spread to casual acquaintances, then to colleagues. Now, it seems like I can’t escape it: Whenever someone is grappling with a minor problem or kvetching about whatever, they describe the situation as “annoying”. And in a smarmy tone of voice, to boot.

I don’t have to underline the self-fulfilling nature of this annoying trend, do I? I’d love to put a stop to it, but such slang-meme-ry is beyond the scope of any one man to stop. I’ll just cross my fingers that it’ll run out of steam sooner rather than later. And I’ll try to tone down my own annoyance at hearing the term on a daily basis.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 08/07/2021 09:07pm
Category: New Yorkin', Wordsmithing
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