Surely you’re up to speed on the current need to add syllables to words in your writing wherever you possibly can? Like, “conversate” – previously “converse“?
Or numerous others? If you don’t you are just toooo last year. But let’s be hardliners here and take a sharp look at this phenomenon.
New words in writing are great, if we need them. But do we?
Of course there is that scientific term, “ideation” previously “brainstorming” or even “head banging” or worse still “brain farting” which as all of us Grammar Police know is about generating ideas without their being aimed at, er, much. Oh, sorry: it should be “the process of generating a broad set of ideas on a given topic, with no attempt to judge or evaluate them.” [Read more…]