So, everybody is talking about the "brexit".
As you may have guessed based on the title of this entry, I have a problem with "brexit", and it's not what you think. My problem is that "writers" are smashing word parts together without thinking about what it does to the clarity of their writing.
First off, it took me a week to figure out what the hell "brexit" was. And that was as I was reading news stories about the British exit from the EU. After seeing it several times I finally realized that brexit was a mashup of British exit.
Secondly, is it really that much of a strain on your little fingers to type a whopping five extra characters!? (Holy crap, I just realized that I could have saved .000765 milliseconds if I had typed 5 instead of five. Just think of what I could have done with that extra time!) Or are people attempting to cutesy up a serious debate by making it look something like the hooking up of two (dammit, could could have saved anther .000765 milliseconds there) actors like JayLo some other such nonsense.
Which leads to thirdly, a cartoon mashup of a very serious issue that impacts the entire world cheapens the debate. A perfect example of this is that here I am ranting about the term brexit and ignoring the main issue itself. See how this garbage distracts us? (Or perhaps just me, I can latch on to SQUIRREL!)
And finally, as a writer, part of my job is to be a tour guide. A good tour guide keeps track of the people on his or her tour and doesn't loose anybody. Whenever you are reading something and you loose the train of thought because you are wasting effort on figuring out the slang used you have a bad tour guide. (Don't get me started on those text speak, sorry txtspek, dipshits.)
I can hear the apologists now - language evolves and changes.
Blah blah blah. Sure language evolves and changes and I am fine with that as long as it makes communication clearer. This does not do that. Smrandom woparts tofobrevity ancuteness oncrconfusion. Translation - Smashing random word parts together for brevity and cuteness only creates confusion.
Thanks for listening.
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