Overcoming the media's Olympics coverage
Blog and a friend had an interesting conversation the other day about the
came to the following conclusion: Olympics media coverage could be dramatically
improved if just two words – “overcame” and “overcome” – were banished from the
Olympics feature-story lexicon. Media
coverage would experience added quantum-leap improvements if a handful of other words
– “obstacle,” “confront,” “challenge,” and “adversity” * – were included on the list
of banned words when describing athletes and their private lives. **
* Plurals, conjugations, past tenses etc. included.
** Suggestions for other banned words are welcome.