Archive for December, 2008

Words that should be banned: impact

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Oh, I’m perfectly happy for you to use the word “impact”.

If, that is, you’re writing a paper on ballistics, a police report about a car crash, or a summary of theories of how the dinosaurs were wiped out.

But use it to describe anything other than one object coming forcibly into contact with another, and I’ll dismiss you as an illiterate fool. (more…)