Have you noticed that people no longer have problems; they have "issues". I looked the word up, to make sure, and the nearest the dictionary definition comes to is "a subject for discussion or argument". But we pedants all know that this is simply not good enough.
A couple of days ago, on the weather forecast, we were told that there would be "flood issues". No no NO! A flood is never an issue (unless you're making a scientific study of floods). Try telling that to those poor people wading waist-high in muddy water to rescue the cat from the top of the wardrobe. A flood is a PROBLEM! Soon we'll have tsunami issues, earthquake issues, famine issues. Where will it all end?
But during my researches, I came across a lovely new word: ithyphallic (having an erect penis). So much more fun than the usual tacky expressions. So it was all worthwhile.
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