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.)

2 comments:

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."
http://thenewyorkcrank.blogspot.com/2013/11/curate-this-you-unsustainably-scaleable.html