A WORD IN THE HAND: PRESTIGIOUS
The totally dingis-dumping case for boring, uberclean language
A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd
There are, as has been pointed out occasionally on this page, words that are abused, misused and overused. There are also words that are entirely unnecessary.
When I say “unnecessary”, I don’t mean in a morally judgemental sense, as in: “Was it really necessary to call him an orange-wigged turnip?”
I mean useless, pointless, needless, excessive, unwarranted, redundant, wasteful, gratuitous, superfluous, wanton, expendable, surplus to requirements, uncalled-for, dispensable, nonessential, unmerited, to no purpose, unrequired, supererogatory words. ..