Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza: Generation Amazing!!! How We’re Draining Language of Its Power
There is a certain point when turns of phrase are so out of fashion they become fresh again. Orwell’s dying metaphors of the 1940s were take up the cudgel for and ring the changes on, which would feel interesting now. Ours are full-throated and deep dive and unpack and dig in and at the end of the day.
I also picked up a new pop-linguistic phrase from this article: “semantic bleaching.”