Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Simple Enough--Enough "Simply"

The latest overused word bandied about by journalists, speech writers, non-profits is simply "simply." Enough!  OK, I've used it on occasion in the last year, it is a point-maker.  "The facts are simply this---" Now it is overused.  An article in the Time-Standard a few weeks ago used "simple" and "simply" in the same two-sentence paragraph.  I believe it was a quote, which reminds me that the PR types are as guilty as the talking heads.  Please everyone, give "simply" a rest. Let it join the other overused words "tirelessly" and "nestled" in the trash heap.  Is that simple enough?

- Kate

Clearly, your point is taken.

- Spence

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