Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pet Peeve Tuesday

I have a very strong dislike of Tuesdays.  There are a few reasons I dislike the second day of the work week, but I am not going to bore you with any of them at this point.  However, I've decided that since I'm surely and petulant about Tuesdays, I'm going to dedicate them to Pet Peeves.  So, here is my first Pet Peeve Tuesday.

My most recent pet peeve is the word "transparent."  It seems to be the new catch phrase, buzz word, etc. for just about everything.  It's supposed to mean that truth is being spoken.  Really?  Have you actually looked through materials that are transparent?  They bend, they get smudged, they and a lot of the time what you see through such material is distorted.

I just have to grit my teeth every time I hear someone say they are going to be transparent.  First of all, if you have to say it, chances are you are not being transparent.  Second of all, even a thin "see through" screen can distort what's really there.

When someone says, "In order to be completely transparent."

I call bull.

Honestly, just say you're TRYING to be honest.  Using the word transparent is like someone trying too hard, it's not believable.


  1. You make a very good point. These catch phrases and buzz words spread like viruses. I love Pet Peeve Tuesday!


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