There are words that can be quite fuzzy if you’re not careful and this can lead to some word confusion. There are a lot of examples of overused words and “social distancing” has become one of the phrases that is overused. This phrase does make sense, but it would make a lot more sense if they used the phrase, physical distancing. This is just one example of the many over used phrasing that occur in writing, so it’s best to be careful not to use them.
- “Social distancing” is an example of imprecise wording; it really should be “physical distancing.”
- To help your audience, write out acronyms on first reference and explain all industry jargon.
- Some overused words to drop from your writing are leverage, synergies, align and engagement.
“Overused, incorrect, and fuzzy words have plagued writing for centuries.”