I always liked the word "bold." It is easy to say, punchy and to the point. And now? If I hear another person on TV or in print describe the Gov. Romney selection of Rep. Ryan as "bold," I may throw my TV through the window.
What is wrong with us in the media and with pundits? Can't we come up with another word to describe the choice? When you hear everyone say the same thing or describe something with the same word in a short period of time (24 hours), you know these are not original thoughts but rather repeating what was heard elsewhere.
Think about it -- what are the odds that everyone comes to the same conclusion that the word "bold" best describes the selection? There are other words, synonyms... how about audacious? Why aren't other words used? Because it is not the popular word that people are passing around to each other. OK... I know, I have had too much coffee and just having some fun with you. :)
Here is from book of synonyms:
old (vs. timid)
audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing
foolhardy, heady, rash, reckless
Cross-posted from GretaWire.