Why do we feel the need to change up our lingo? Some phrases and words are perfectly fine the way they are.
The newest phrase that absolutely makes me want to hurl is:
It sounds absolutely awful. What’s so wrong with the time-tested standard “made-from-scratch”? Oooh. You clever wordsmiths saved ONE entire word!
"Made-from-scratch" is completely truthful and accurate. "Scratch-made" sounds like some fat hairy guy with a grease-stained apron scratched his under-used balls first, then stuck his bare hands into the dough he was kneading. Thus- scratch made!
While we’re on the topic of word bastardizing, how about “pre-owned”? A used car (or whatever item) is a used car and we all know it’s an effin’ used car! "Pre-owned" doesn’t even make sense. By pure definition, this would mean “before owned”, which means NEW! Of course, we very well know these shifty car salesmen shortened the word “previously” to make "pre-owned" sound fancy. Also, wrong to shorten “previously.” Stop trying to polish a turd!
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