The 8 words you should just replace with other words

I mean, of course, obviously, very few words are ALWAYS the wrong choice. It’s all about ‘context’, and ‘aims’, and ‘target audience’ and all that good stuff that, as a freelance editor, I definitely promote. Far be it from me to tell EVERYONE that they should NEVER use a certain word. But… here are my top eight words that I do think should just be parked, please.

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Please don’t.


This is a GENUINE sign from a workplace (not my current workplace) and every time I read it I laugh. You are all welcome.

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