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Thread #132499 Message #4067468
Posted By: Lighter
06-Aug-20 - 07:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I agree that "funeralize" is inelegant, and carries inappropriate connotations, and I'd avoid using it, but if other people want to say it all the time, that's fine with me.
"Funeralize" is briefer than the alternatives, as well as crystal clear. I have bigger things to worry about.
Many of the posts to this thread, I assume, are semi-humorous. Some seem to go out out their way to fail to understand what is obviously being said. They self-obfuscize (just made that one up).
However ("never use at the beginning if a sentence" said somebody in my schooling), statements that are obscure to their intended audience, or needlessly wordy or convoluted, or disorganized, or ambiguous, are clearly a nuisance - or worse.
I almost forgot another voice from my past: "Never place commas between phrases beginning with "and" or "or."