Friday, 16 March 2012

Hey sportscaster! (4)

Hey Glenn Healy! Stop using the word 'calmness', it's unnecessary to add the suffix 'ness' to 'calm' to turn it into a noun, it's already a noun. Why go adding an extra syllable to a word unnecessarily, broadcasting is about economy and using the 'mot juste'. Besides, it sounds horrible, it's a made up word like 'competency' or 'resiliency', it's a double-speak word that has buzz. It sounds new and exciting, but it really isn't. If you want to say that Carey Price is showing a lot of calm, just say that, exactly like that. And tell all your little buddies who talk about sports for a living to do likewise. Stop using calmness. And resiliency.

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