June 13, 2017 5:46 PM Subscribe
I have just sat through another interminable business meeting where people "visioned" and "ideated" and otherwise perpetrated various other linguistic monstrosities upon the English language. I'm guessing that people wanted to be heard but didn't have a great deal to say and so we ended up with a bunch of weird verbal contortions and a lot of passive voice. I find it infuriating but it's obviously A Thing. What is this phenomenon called? And where can I read more about it?