Quick! If you could have any superpower right now, what would it be? Invincibility, the ability to morph into just about anything or fly, or piercing x-ray vision? For me, it’s a no-brainer. Invisibility. Think about it. If you could disappear at will there’d be no need to morph into an invincible monster, don a silly cape or use your x-ray eyes to suss out if your opponent is packing. Whatever the threat, you could just vanish and scoot. Unfortunately with all the buzz about the importance of visibility, invisibility has lost its allure.
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People love to grouse about corporate double-speak, overused acronyms, SMS slipping into formal communications and emoticons. My pet peeve: radio jocks who haven’t refreshed their patter since discovering Charles Aznavour. Seriously, using the expression “la langue de Molière”, to signify French, and its corollary “la langue de Shakespeare” to signify English, followed by a knowing chuckle, is just plain tiresome. After all, Molière and Shakespeare are dead.