Daily Archives: September 8, 2011

Bloated Phraseology


How and why have we come to talk this way?


"make a determination" — What's wrong with "DETERMINE"?

"arrive at a conclusion" — What's wrong with "CONCLUDE"?

"make a decision" — What's wrong with "DECIDE"?

"give it consideration" — What's wrong with "CONSIDER"?


Verbs are verbs; they're simple, clear, and understandable.  Shame on us for turning them into phraseological nouns and some sort of snooty elitist jargon.

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