hey — you’re my kind of woman! :)
you probably grew up with this in normal use — so it makes sense — but it’s actually a recent change.
it kind of feels to me like hubris — like, I can sound more ‘with it’ than you. to me, it’s a weasel word.
I love your list! I know there are other words that bother me, but that’s the main one.
and of course, I have no business criticizing other peoples’ use of language — I think it’s all good.
BUT THERES JUST SOMETHING ABOUT THIS ONE…:)