Some words shouldn’t be put together. Literally period.

Ethical hacker: adding the word ethical does not all of a sudden absolve any activity. Besides, ethical is such a delicate term involving morals, right or wrong, that we would tend to avoid using this term when possible.

Perfectly imperfect: something (or someone) cannot be imperfect in a perfect way. The two words invalidate each other. Can’t we just say imperfect?

Liquid food:

Lose weight quickly: fitness is all about consistency.

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The words that you choose can come across to the sender in a very different way from your intentions.

What is the tone you want to adopt (or avoid)?:

  • defensive: when someone deflects or defends their personal stance.
  • friendly:
  • encouraging:
  • accusatory: words that we call “challenging” (however, but, although, instead) imply that you are questioning or diminishing the value of the other person’s point of view, therefore shutting down collaborative communication.
    The interrogative five (why, what, where, when, how) may indicate that your interlocutor is incompetent/unwise.
  • respectful: when we take into consideration the interlocutor’s point of view, opinion, and when we use words that imply equality such as together, would you mind…
  • confident: by using “I” instead of “you”, by stating what you are thinking and feeling, you put the emphasis on yourself and you are owning your statements.
  • formal:

To be continued…

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