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Word Vault 2018

Every year there are so many words invented. Some of them are wonderful additions to our collective vocabulary are truly awful and should not be allowed to survive into the new year. So this is the Word Vault 2018 which gets the words that annoyed most and seals them away hopefully never to be seen, heard or even sensed again. Here's some words and phrases I'd like to be locked up next year: Activation Don't just have a pop-up, "activate the space". The idea is that a space was just lying around doing nothing until it was activated by whatever marketing whizzes came along and "activated" them. I feel sorry for these spaces that sound like they've had electrodes attached to their earlobes and had a current run through them to achieve activation. Just call it an event already. See also activated foods. It used to be that an almond was pretty good but now it has to be ACTIVATED! Poojogger Here's one you can't unhear. In June this
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