Here’s the sentence of the day:
“…I don’t think we need to start speaking dystopian language before the apocalypse happens.”
It comes from this article by Benjamin Hart in Salon this afternoon: ” ‘Breaking Bad’ isn’t ‘content!’: ‘Original content,’ ‘quality content’ — this terrible word is the defining noun of our scattered media moment.”
Is “content” in this context anyone else’s pet linguistic peeve? I can remember thinking “word processing” was as bad as it got, but at least then we still recognized the fact that we were dealing with words.