Beware of zombie nouns!

I thought I knew everything there was to know about nouns but just this weekend I was introduced to the concept of zombie nouns. Nouns that are zombies! Nouns that suck the life out of real words! You know you want to know more about this. Take the five minutes to watch this TED talk. You will thank me later. Just promise me you won’t conceptualize your reaction in the comments section. Just speak it plain. Agree or disagree? Dead or not dead?

Author: Susan

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  1. Shaela on October 20, 2015 at 2:32 am

    That. Was. AWESOME. I loved it! I agree completely that when zombie nouns are used too often, they bog down literature and turn good writing into a bad headache. I really do love a fresh little zombie every once in awhile, though… The English language is missing so many words that are needed to describe certain things, that the crayon of s

  2. Shaela on October 20, 2015 at 2:33 am

    *creation of a half-living noun if A-OK with me. ????

  3. Susan on October 20, 2015 at 2:54 am

    A fresh little zombie!!! yes!

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