What drives you nuts, and why?
One is verbal inflation, the other euphemism. Users of transition intend something more grandiose than change, and people who use issues generally want to avoid offending people who have problems.
To these I'd add channeling one's inner anything and "----ing the world, one ---- at a time." I think, too, we have reached the expiration date on commentators and reporters who refer to the Supreme Court justices as "the Supremes" and think they're being delightfully irreverent.
What usages, words, expressions, and quirks of linguistic fashion drive you nuts, and why?
© Peter Rozovsky 2014