The fine folks at The Gawker have skewered the language of bloggers. The list was shared around our virtual newsroom, eliciting a few chuckles and snorts. After brief examination, we find ourselves guilty of using a few of the clichés. Oy.
We may drop one or two, but give up the -y affix followed by "goodness?" Not so much.
Forsaking the -y affix would be mean that we concede to the rigid dictates of prescriptivist linguists, just when we'd gotten them drunk enough to admit that they like anti-prescriptivism. I'm looking at you, Lesley.
We'd also have to give up our love of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. What's next? Reject Shakespeare? Be quiet about foodgasms?
Elevated self-importance is the new belly lint of the blogosphere? Um, yeah.
We'll try to clean up our clichés, but until then our goal is to provide one thing: Best. Ethicurean. Posts. Ever.
A big kiss to The Gawker for their amusing original post.