Not so fast

“Not so fast” is a trite, irritating, cutesy-poo expression that inept headline writers, mediocre journalists, and no-brain TV talking heads have fallen in love with in recent years. It should be banished from serious discourse. Here are just two examples from today’s news sources that are enough to make me gag:

UFO in Peru identified as falling meteor? ‘Not so fast,’ some claim

Chinese military hacking caught on video? Not so fast

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  1. todd

    actually what’s trite is your objection to these phrases, with the exception of “double down”, which is highly objectionable and basically stupid. Here are the truly maddening phrases: “facts on the ground”, such and such “going forward”, “it is what it is”. Anyone using these phrases should have his tongue removed for the good of society.

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