Sunday, May 3, 2015

You should absolutely expect him to deliver those buzzwords

Lucy Kellaway examines a sentence from Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: “Twitter chief’s six common crimes against the dictionary” (Financial Times). Here is the sentence:

As we iterate on the logged out experience and curate topics, events, moments that unfold on the platform, you should absolutely expect us to deliver those experiences across the total audience and that includes logged in users and users in syndication.
All the money in the world can’t make a good sentence.

Kellaway also appears in these pages in a post about paper: “Paper, +1.”

comments: 3

Fresca said...

Looking for a suitable place to comment that I watched the Finnish film "Strangers in Paradise" on your recommendation last night--
this post seems a good place, because the quote is the opposite of the film's perfect sparse dialogue, which was intentionally humorous (on the part of the writer).

It was so great. Like, how not to ask a woman on a date:
"I'm going to see my sister in a mental institution. Want to come?"

Fresca said...

Ayayay, Not STRANGERS in Paradise!
Shadows in Paradise.

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, that’s a great line.

There’s also Stranger Than Paradise, by Jim Jarmusch. He and Kaurismäki are fans of each other’s work. (Does that sentence parse?)