Words! Words! Words! I’m so sick of words!
I get words all day through;
First from him, now from you!
Is that all you blighters can do?
Pavlov’s Cat is feeling tetchy about certain words she’d like to ban, and presented us with an array of abused words and phrases, most of which, as she points out, were once vivid metaphor but now grown dull from overuse.
What a good idea! I present for your consideration the phrases so overused that people have no idea of their origin and fall victim to the homonym conundrum, generating an eggcorn and thus making the misspelled metaphors even more nonsensical:
Tow[sic] the line
Two sense[sic] worth
George Orwell listed most of these yonks ago, of course, but not as many as should have read Unca George.
Anyway, Pav then wrote certain words that she likes, in contrast, very much. I wish to add a few of my own to the list of wonderful words:
antidisestablishmentarianism (when used in the proper historical sense and not just as a trivia night answer) and of course, as one might guess from this list, my all time favourite is