Send Us the Word Traps That Really Annoy You

Learning about word traps may stimulate your own thinking about other word traps that aren’t included here. You’ll know it’s a word trap if you are annoyed, frustrated, angry, or disappointed when you hear others use it. Another sure sign it’s a word trap is if something you say elicits negative reactions or standoffishness from people.

Our group at Malandro Consulting would love to hear the word traps you encounter. Submit your favorite to the Malandro website, or email; give us a brief explanation of why it doesn’t work, and effective replacement language. If yours stands out, we’ll post it with your name to acknowledge your contribution.