Ah…shut up

An Ah Ha moment from the '80s

An Ah Ha moment from the '80s.

Can we please stop calling them “ah-ha moments”? You know, we already have words to describe such moments: revelations, or epiphanies.

Oprah, you’ve already made us suffer the pseudoscience and/or psychobabble of Deepak Chopra, “Doctor” Phil, and Dr. Oz. You’ve given the world The Secret, Jenny McCarthy talking utter ignorance about vaccines, Tom Cruise acting like a lunatic (to be fair, that wasn’t just you), and Kate Winslet’s “real” breasts (actually, thank you for that last one). But do we really have to replace perfectly good and useful words with lame linguistic jingles?

Maybe we could go retro, invoke C + C Music Factory, and start calling epiphanies “things that make you go hmmmm.”

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Published in: on January 16, 2009 at 9:55 am  Leave a Comment  
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