Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Nine things I don't want to encounter in 2006

In the order in which I'm thinking this up:
  1. Breaking news -- As The Daily News tagline goes, When news breaks, we fix it. Some of the breaking news need not break, it can wait.

  2. Exclusive interview -- TV channels use this phrase so regularly, it's losing its exclusivity.

  3. Sting operation -- How many more before the nation gets sick of these operations?

  4. Tsunami -- Not the tragedy but the usage of this word in different contexts, like A tsunami of emotions.

  5. Terror/Terrorism -- I think there's a serious need to either re-define the meaning of these words or to use them less frequently.

  6. MSM -- Mainstream media, which is the favourite punching bag of most bloggers.

  7. Use of the suffix gate -- Plume-gate, Volcker-gate, to name a few. Enough, get another suffix.

  8. Voting through SMS -- Probably a nice source of revenue to channels and telecom operators, but mostly meaningless.

  9. Moral policing -- Mind your own business or find a better cause, one that actually helps people.

What was I thinking writing this post, none of this is going to go away. Hope is also a four-letter word.

Hope/Wish 2006 is a good year for you.


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