To she-who-cannot-be-named-on-the-blog (yet),
Please know that when you say overLOOK, it actually means the opposite of overSEE, which is the word you were looking for. Because its hard to be as happy as you made the edits seem, when someone was “overlooking all the details so you could have a good time.”
Could it also be that you, much like all of us, don’t know have the rules of the apostrophe down pat? Maybe you too have to say the little rhyme in tour head every time you encounter an apostrophe. And maybe you too are often still confused. I give you the benefit if doubt most times. But it’s hard to overlook (see what I did there?) it when you’re counting “6 different cafe’s”
You put in a tremendous amount of effort to develop a list of words we can no longer use. I appreciate the help. It really makes my life very easy, when I have to go through a three page document to cross-check every document for any sneaky banned words that might have slipped in there. It makes my life so much easier when the list is rife with sarcastic and condescending (not to mention unnecessary and sometimes also politically incorrect) explanations about why a word is not acceptable, rather than just list them so I can rhn through them quickly. It doesn’t at all seem like you drew up the list on a whim because you’re bored of seeing us use simple, direct and understandable language. I suppose its easier to call something verdant than just say its green.
Also, I wonder when you will realise that not every question is a personal attack aimed at you. That some times I’m really just asking a question. Because I’m not afraid to let you know that there are some things I don’t know that maybe you have the answers for. But I guess that’s easier to do when you genuinely believe there’s always something new to learn and always another (some times, better) way to say the same thing.
Of course these are just some minor quibbles of recent times. They are but a few things to laugh about. Many months from now, if I feel a tinge of regret at my decision, let these be tiny reminders of why I did today, what I should have done a long time ago.
With a sigh of relief and much needed liberation,