Thursday, February 28, 2008


Is it just me or is the word ‘blast’ being over used in the coverage of the election?

Clinton blasts

McCain blasts

Obama blasts

Everyone is blasting everyone and now a blasting just isn’t blasting anymore!


How about ‘challenges’ or ‘attacks’?


Or maybe ‘responds’ or ‘answers’?

Perhaps the press could try not announcing every verbal volley as if it marked the outbreak of WWIII?


Oh, who the hell am I kidding? If the press gave a shit ‘bout this bitch there’d be a headline out there tomorrow saying ‘Shark-Fu blasts press for use of blast in blast filled post titled Blasted’.



Anonymous said...

Good point, but being a mediaist myself, specifically one who write headlines, I can tell you exactly why "blast" is so overused:

It's shorter than most any other similar word any of us can think of on deadline.

Anonymous said...

Well that sure as hell was a well aimed blast. Bravo!

Suzanne said...

I've not commented before but you are on my daily must reads. I wanted to pass on an E for Excellent Award from my wee blog to yours as a thank you for speaking up and speaking out.

You can say more with a cough and a blink than most people I know do with multiple pages. Thank you, Shark-Fu, for all that you do.

All-Mi-T [Thought Crime] Rawdawgbuffalo said...

that old schoool politicking is turning folks off nowadays

Jonzee said...

Well, my momma blasted me when we had a blow up over this race...

And running the risk of being disowned, I blasted her back(respectfully--kinda) on my blog.

Guess that's the buzzword of the day.

Jeffrey Ricker said...

Reading this post was a blast.

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