I find that once a new word or meaning for a word pops into my vocabulary, I then start to hear it all the time. It is sort of like buying a new car and then you see those cars all over the streets.
People like new words and use them so much that they become buzz words. Lately, I have heard MANY people use the word ‘tracking’. They will say things like “are you tracking with me?” or “oh, I am tracking now.” This means I guess that you are ‘following along’. Is it just me or is that word now a buzz word? Maybe I am slow and it has always been a frequently used word. Can anyone clue me in on when this became a hip word? Do you use it to sound cool?
I have a friend that ALWAYS uses the word “impetus”. In every conversation (and I mean every single one), he will find a way to fit the word ‘impetus’ into a sentence. I have found myself eagerly anticipating the placement. I can feel it coming and I almost fit it in the sentence for him.
What say you?