We live in an era where rhetorical questions are treated as statements of fact, and direct questions are treated as assaults. We use circumlocutions to make sure nobody can accuse us of having actually said anything. We invent nonsense words to try to sound smarter (like the horrid “analyzation” for “analysis”). We bolster our personal opinions by saying something is “underrated.” The only victim, I suppose, is truth, but who cares about that anymore?
A gem from wekiva comments on Soledad O’Brien to Rudy G: ‘Every time I ask you a question, you like to push back as if somehow the question that’s being posed to you is unfair. It’s not. I’m a journalist.’.
Circumlocution: that is your vocabulary item of the day.