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Who knew there were so many operatives

March 20, 2017

One of my pet peeves is terms that get overused (unless, of course, I overuse them, in which case they are “well-used” at worst). Of overused terms, one I particularly despise is the word “operative.” Here are some relatively recent examples.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over? It’s like a Robert Ludlum novel.

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  1. One wonders how many of those actually exist or are ‘phantom’ operatives… Just sayin…

    • Who knows? I think the word gets used simply because it has that whole cloak and dagger, dark and mysterious feel to it. It is, at best, a fine example of being lazy with language.

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