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Discontinue using the word "Interesting"

Have we as a culture lost our ability to articulate differences beyond anything more than generalities. The phrase "Oh, he was an interesting guy." or worse "Well, that was interesting." means almost nothing. The English language is filled with words that convey layers of subtlety that interesting just glosses over. I'm doing my best to discontinue my use and prompt others to better explain just what they mean.

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Hear hear! I'm with you. Another word that dilutes meaning the point of utter blandness is "issue." Issue has become a catchall synonym for "problem," to the extent that people say indignantly "What's your issue?!" Software doesn't have bugs, it has "issues." Fred didn't change his oil without any problem, he changed it without any "issue." Madness. Say what you mean, people!

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