Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, March 10, 2014

Poofy Language Griping

When did "saving", "customizing" or "maintaining" stuff become "curating"?

What triggered this mini-rant was the New London Day's website, which tells users to "look at the bottom of your browser window for a new version of [the 'of interest'] feature, which allows you to customize and curate stories based on your preferences."

So remember kiddies, you don't fix up your old heap of a car, you "curate" it.

You're not a stamp collector, you're a "postage curator".

You're not a "hoarder", you're an "insatiable curator".

Can we find a cure for this overuse of "curate"? Maybe the forced administration of a little curare?

(And get offa my lawn, while yer at it.)


Peter said...

Look up "curate's egg". Appropriate, no?


The New York Crank said...

We all have our own take on the thing, but I must self-centeredly pat myself on the back and say, "Been there, done that."