The Problem with “Words”
I’ve been compiling a list of the top 100 words that have completely lost their meaning in the English language.
I’ll start with the word “word” because if this still meant something then such a list would not be necessary.
Instead, I’ll use “wurd” to describe this new set of words/phrases whose meanings no longer have common definitions.
So below you’ll find the top 100 Wurd List, but not ranked in any particular order.
Let’s Rank Them
I invite everybody to vote for your top 5 (or more) favorite wurds in the comment section.
If enough people reply, I will tabulate the results and:
Re-rank the wurds based on which are the most popular.
Update the Top 100 to include better wurds than what was in my original top 100.
Top 100 Wurd List
Gain of Function
Pronoun (+the actual pronouns)
Matter (as in BLM)
Voter Suppression/Voting Rights
Cause of Death
Body (My), Choice (My)
Bookmark and check back later as the list evolves
How about ill or sick? Previously, well you know what they meant. Now, it means you've tested yourself, you have no symptoms but there are two lines on a bit of plastic which will go into landfill.
Top 5: 1) "science", 2) "immunity", 3) "vaccine", 4) "misinformation", 5) "experts"
Plus some a few others I feel are worth mentioning: "Data", "EUA", "Guidance", "two", and "weeks"