Buggering up the English language, Part Umpteenth…

Have you noticed how everyone HATES everything? Well, maybe not everyone, but enough to form a clear pattern, that’s for sure. Yet – why hate?

As a negative emotion, hatred is as extreme as it gets. It’s the emotion that sees people murdered for being the wrong colour, or religion; or for being the right religion and making the wrong choices.

Or hated for being David Cameron.

The thing is, though, it’s not hatred most of the time, for most people. It’s intellectual laziness – CBA thinking of the appropriate word – or the mark of a wholly inadequate vocabulary. Bugger it, let’s just hate everyone and everything!

But here’s the thing Continue reading