Writing Can Be Murder

February 11, 2007

Originally born

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 12:55 pm

I’m pretty sure that “originally born” is the phrase that drives me battier than all others.

“Originally born in Chicago”

What? A person is born in Chicago and then gets shoved back into their mother’s womb so they can then be born somewhere else?

What phrase or word drives you nuts?

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1 Comment »

  1. I’m bothered by a lot of stuff people say – LOL, words and phrases. I hate the word ‘impactful’ – it just sounds so phony. I’m also not particularly fond of the phrase, “My bad.” I use it sometimes, but only because other people do. I always want to ask, ‘Your bad what? Breath?” or respond, “Yes, you ARE bad.”

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — February 12, 2007 @ 8:50 am


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