Buzz Words

Buzz words – fan or foe? I like the richness of the English language and the fact that many words have synonyms. But I find it disturbing how we get stuck on certain words. Paradigm, hope, green technology, eco-friendly, compassionate conservatism, right wing, left wing, centrist, and now “historic.” Do you get the drift? I am ambivalent about who is in power regarding the presidency and other elected officials. What I am not ambivalent to is the use of words and historic is quickly becoming a word that is running its course in my hearing! Please do not get me wrong. I am not trying to discount the significance of the new variables experienced this week. I guess I am simply railing against the apparent lack of command of the English language in describing the unique attributes of a moment in the timeline of our Democratic experiment! Or in simpler words…this “historic” occasion.

About Jim Hoffman

Pastor, teacher, leader, novice blogger, wanna be author and Christian conversationalist. Passionate about environmental architecture - creating spaces where people can foster new or growing relationships with each other and God. Currently leads a faith community on Ward Parkway in Kansas City and happily married to Margaret. Blessed with four adult children and two grandsons.
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One Response to Buzz Words

  1. Chris says:

    i take it your a fan of the latest post on the youth blog? 😉 LOL!

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