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Words that need to be stricken from our vocabulary

Surreal

The two words that I would like to see stricken from our vocabulary are LIKE and SURREAL. LIKE is defined as ‘similar to’, ‘in the same way’, ‘the same kind’. SURREAL is defined as ‘bizarre’, ‘unusual’, ‘unearthly’ or ‘dreamlike’.

Here is how the words are used today. Someone asks someone else how they would describe an event that they had just witnessed, and the answer comes back something like this.

“He was like weird, and I am like eerie, and everything else was like surreal.” Did you get a lot out of that? Didn’t think so. Kinda like surreal.

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