If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?
Hashtag – It’s all well and done that its original connotations related to numbers, getting people to talk and find a particular topic on Twitter. Whatever. Now it’s being used in conversations?
No, I can’t go for that.
I wonder had Google employee Chris Messina (the man who started the trend off, albeit with good intentions) predicted the cultural influence and eventual demolishing of this concept, if he would have used something else less invasive, like ‘:’ – I mean no one is going to go around saying “colon crazy!” – but then again, LOL and OMG, perhaps the most excruciating abbreviations to plague the english lexicon, did just that.
It’s sloppy, makes no sense when taken out of its twitter context and is just cringe inducing.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us NO.