Thursday, September 6, 2018

Unprecedented (Weird Word of the Week)

This word has been driving me crazy, ever since the 2016 elections started in 2015 or whenever they started. I'm so sick of pundits saying that this or that thing is "unprecedented," it's driving me crazy.

As Lawrence O'Donnell told Rachel Maddow last night, "We need a new word, a stronger word, instead of "unprecedented."

I have a few suggestions:

Crazytown (though that's already been used; see the Urban Dictionary)

Crazypants (also already in use; see the Urban Dictionary)

Exhaustingly idiotically impeachable (though that's more than one word)

Ready for the 25th Amendment (see what Elizabeth Warren has to say about this)

Here's a quote from that article:

"What kind of a crisis do we have if senior officials believe that the President can't do his job and then refuse to follow the rules that have been laid down in the Constitution?" Warren told CNN. "They can't have it both ways. Either they think that the President is not capable of doing his job in which case they follow the rules in the Constitution, or they feel that the President is capable of doing his job, in which case they follow what the President tells them to do."

Dear Reader, please send me your suggestions.

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