My wife Lisa loves to be outraged by bullshit language.
As the snow piled up today, she heard on the radio that many flights at the Minneapolis airport were “pre-cancelled.”
This is the same woman who almost strangles a gate agent when he announces “pre-boarding.” As we get ready to leave a plane are we pre-emptying? Pre-landing would save a lot of time and trouble and we could skip all this boarding and pre-boarding.
I’m going to tell my clients I’ll be pre-vacationing. In fact, I’m working on pre-retiring.
Maybe we should have a category on this blog for language outrages. What have you heard lately?
And this just just in, from The Weather Channel, 10:32 p.m., video of snow blowing sideways, “And the entire state of Iowa has been declared a disaster area.”